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Turkish President Calls On Muslims To Reject Contraception To Promote Population Growth, Angering Women’s Rights Group

Agence France-Presse: Family planning not for Muslims, says Turkey’s Erdogan
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that family planning and contraception were not for Muslim families, in his latest comments promoting population growth that angered women’s activists…” (Williams, 5/30).

Newsweek: Turkey’s Erdogan Calls on Muslims to Reject Birth Control in Order to ‘Multiply’
“…On Twitter, the women’s rights group Platform to Stop Violence Against Women criticized Erdogan’s stance. ‘You cannot usurp our right to contraception, nor our other rights with your declarations that come out of the Middle Ages. We will protect our rights,’ the group wrote…” (Moore, 5/31).

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