Turkey: Are Turkish Youngsters Too Smart?

Serdar, 25, studied business at Istanbul University and now works as a waiter in central Istanbul. He wants to finish university, but does not believe he'll be able to get a better job. (Photo: Justin Vela)

To get a sense of the scope of Turkey’s youth unemployment problem, you don’t have to look much further than downtown Istanbul’s inexpensive cafes, which are invariably jammed with 20-somethings during working hours.

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Justin Vela is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Are Turkish Youngsters Too Smart?

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