The Republican People's Party of Turkey Issued a Report Saying that the Economic Situation in Turkey is Slowly Getting Worse

Feb 09, 2016, 08:00 ET from

MOSCOW, February 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

According to the report (, due to the war in Syria, Turkish economy has lost $ 17.5 billion dollars in three years. Tourist business is sustaining losses as well. Owing to cooling in relations with Russia, resorts of the country have forfeited Russian customers.

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Turkish youths are obliged to leave the country to search for job in the European Union while social networks are full of their sharp comments.

Strange as it may seem, the situation could prove advantageous for the Turkish president Erdogan. Dissatisfied youths are those most likely to vote against him; once they leave for Europe, his political position is arguably strengthened. His electors are mainly country people who will not go anywhere to stage protests. Second, through Turkish communities in Europe Erdogan increases influence on the EU at the very moment when the European Union is in crisis due to economic problems as well as the flow of refugees.