As a consequence of the conditions the country has been in, the Turkish youth is not only frustrated with their life, but also feeling hopeless about the future. They are unwilling to change their lives, but are expecting some external factor to change their lives for them. The Turkish youth has low levels of participation, generalized trust, tolerance and individualism – all which indicate a low level of social capital. On the other hand the European Union accession process has led to an increase in youth activities and youth NGOs, creating new opportunities of participation and collaboration for the young people. The young people taking part in these activities will be the future leaders of Turkey...Please click here to read the text in full.