March 5, 2014
Soner Cagaptay, Hurriyet Daily News
The Associated Press
A major factor shaping this libertarian trend is the country’s economic transformation over the past decade. Thanks to the sound economic policies of the AKP, Turkish incomes have more than doubled since the AKP came to power, and most Turks now live as comfortably as average southern Europeans. Almost as soon as Turkey became a majority middle-class country, middle class politics emerged.
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