Turkey's Erdogan: No Muslim family should engage in birth control

'We will multiply our descendants' he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television


Reuters May 30, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA: No Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling again on pious Muslims to have more children.

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"We will multiply our descendants. They talk about population planning, birth control. No Muslim family can have such an approach," he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television.

"Nobody can interfere in God's work. The first duty here belongs to mothers," he said. Women's groups and opposition politicians have criticized Erdogan, a devout Muslim for telling women how many children to have and dismissing the Western idea of gender equality.

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He has previously equated birth control with treason.

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Boghos L. Artinian MD | 5 years ago | Reply Democracy is not an ideal form of government, simply because it gives the reins of power to the majority in the absence of birth control measures. Thus rogue populations, multiplying like cancer in the human body, can take the reins of power and wreak havoc in societies !
someone | 5 years ago | Reply @Farooq khan: and what made you thought that in first place ? was it helping Daesh in syria ? or was it his glorious level of corruption ?
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