The majority of Turkish citizens have stated that they do not support the policies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. These data are presented in the latest survey conducted by the MetroPOLL Center for Strategic and Social Studies, in Ankara, TASS reported.
According to the survey results published on Sunday, 40.7% of respondents said they approved of Erdogan's actions, whereas 57% did not support his policies, and 4.9% could not answer the question.
In addition, the majority of respondents believe that Turkey should give priority to Russia and China in its foreign policy, and not to the United States and the European Union (EU). According, a total of 39.4% of respondents consider it a priority to develop relations with Russia and China, whereas 37.5%—with the US and the EU. A total of 23.1% of respondents could not answer the question.
At the same time, the most active supporters of Ankara’s relations with Moscow and Beijing are the supporters of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as well as of its coalition partner, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The survey was conducted from January 8 to 12 in 28 provinces of Turkey—and with 1,508 respondents.