Opposition Nation Alliance’s presidential candidate and Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has been calling on Turkish expats to return to the country, amid a non-stoppable brain drain.
Lastly, in a video on May 8, Kılıçdaroğlu announced his health and education policies to implement if he is elected in the May 14 elections.
Addressing health staff who moved abroad for better working and living conditions, Kılıçdaroğlu said in the video: “Get your suitcases, I invite each of you to return to our country to establish health cities.”
Kılıçdaroğlu’s call found a response among a group of Boğaziçi University alumni working abroad. The group launched a movement called “If you want, we would return” and released a video recounting what they studied at Boğaziçi University and where they are currently working.
The young people told of what they hoped Turkey would become and said, “If you want, we would return (to Turkey).”
Kılıçdaroğlu retweeted the young expats’ video and wrote: “Come my children, return back, youth. This country needs you. Your dreams are my aim.”
Gelin evlatlarım, dönün gençler. Bu ülkenin size ihtiyacı var. Sizin hayalleriniz benim hedefimdir. https://t.co/kHuDV7KN7T— Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (@kilicdarogluk) May 9, 2023