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.
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…