Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that no Muslim family should adopt birth control measures, stressing that his country’s population will grow.
“I am saying this clearly, we will increase our posterity and reproduce generations. As for population planning or birth control, no Muslim family can engage in such a mentality,” EFE news quoted Erdogan as saying.
Speaking to the Service for Youth and Education Foundation of Turkey, Erdogan emphasised, “we will follow the road that my God and dear Prophet (Mohammed) says.”
The Turkish president has opposed abortion on several occasions, describing it as “murder”.
Meantime, Sirnak province of Turkey witnessed to another bomb blast on the same day. Six persons, including two police officers, were killed and 20 others were injured in two bomb attacks in Sirnak province, local media reported.
In the first attack, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants placed explosives under manhole cover and detonated it with remote control while a police vehicle was passing, killing four and injuring 19 people, Xinhua news agency reported.
Two police officers were killed and one other was injured in the second attack by the PKK members in Van province. The bomb was detonated with remote control targeting an armored police car.