30 May 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says no Muslim family should use contraception

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said “no Muslim family” should practice contraception and urged women to have more children.

Speaking at an educational foundation in Istanbul on Monday, Mr Erdogan said: "I say this openly: We will increase our descendants, we will increase our population.

"Family planning, birth control, no Muslim family can practice such an understanding".

He added: "Whatever our Lord says, whatever our beloved Prophet says, we shall follow that path".

In his speech he said women had a duty as "well-educated future mothers" not to use birth control as it was contrary to Muslim traditions. [The Independent] Read more