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Elderly population increases 22 pct over five years

Turkey’s elderly population has risen by 21.9 percent over the past five years, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on March 18.

TÜİK stated that the population of people over the age of 65 in Turkey had risen to 7.55 million in 2019, up from 6.65 million in 2014.

The proportion of the elderly population in terms of the total population was 9.1 percent in 2019, up from 8.0 percent in 2014.

Some 44.2 percent of the elderly population was made up of men and 55.8 percent of women.

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