Turkish birth rate falling, but still much higher than Europe

The proportion of Turkey’s child population was almost 30% in 2013, with more than 1 million new babies born in one year, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUİK) on April 22.
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When the proportion of children in the total population is compared with the proportions of European Union member countries, Turkey’s child population rate – at 29.7% in 2013 – is the highest of all. Children make up just 16% of the aging German population, 22.2% of the French population, 21.2% of the British population, and 20.2% of the Swedish…

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