President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan "must regret uniting women in opposition," Metropoll Director Prof. Özer Sencar said. The debate about the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) suggestion to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention fueled protests nationwide, triggered also by the murder of 27-year-old Pınar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend.
Some 64 percent of Turkish people are of the belief that it is not safe to allow schools to reopen on Aug. 31 amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a recent survey conducted by Metropoll. The survey also looked at how supporters of different political parties view this issue, finding that 53 percent of AKP voters do not support the government's planned move.
44 pct of Turks believe conversion of Hagia Sophia an attempt to divert attention from economic crisis
Some 44 percent of Turkish people believe that iconic Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque is primarily about shifting people's attention away from the current economic crisis, according to a survey conducted by Ankara-based Metropoll. “It is in vain to expect a political gain from the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, if there is such an expectation,” said Metropoll chairman Özer Sencar.
Only 30.7 percent of Turks see the Turkish military presence in Syria's Idlib as a "necessity," according to recent survey. Asked if the presence of Turkish military in Idlib is a “necessity,” 30.7 percent of the survey participants said “Yes,” while 48.8 percent said “No” and 20.5 percent chose the option of “I do not have an opinion/No answer.”