Turkey’s President: “Women Aren’t Equal to Men” Because…

DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who managed to get the EU to pay Turkey $3 billion and also export its Syrian refugees, and to permit Turkish citizens to travel freely throughout the EU, has made it known to the world Turkey’s position on “women’s rights.”

The BBC reports that in a speech on live television, Erdogan said that “no Muslim family” should consider birth control or family planning and that women must have at least three children.

Erdogen was the prime minister of Turkey for 12 years and became its president in 2014. At a 2014 wedding he famously said:

“Contraception is Treason. Women are not equal to men. Muslims must multiply descendants.”

take our poll - story continues below

Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?

  • Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Constitution of the United States of America

Also in the same year, at a meeting in Istanbul, he said, “You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature.”

According to the Anadolu news agency, he added, “In the workplace, you cannot treat a man and a pregnant woman in the same way,” because women cannot perform the same work as men; doing so goes against their “delicate nature.”

“Our religion regards motherhood very highly,” he said. “Feminists don’t understand that, they reject motherhood.”

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, Turkey’s fertility rate is slightly about 2.5 percent, which the BBC reports, is “slightly above the replacement level and half the rate in 1980.” Despite this however, Turkey’s fertility rate is one of the highest in Europe, and the U.N. reports that Turkey “has a substantially unmet need for family planning.”

Erdogen says this because of what Islam teaches about women, children, procreation, and global conquest.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.