Erdogan “I don’t believe in equality between men and women”

Erdogan “I don’t believe in equality between men and women”

I don’t believe that Muslim males are men. No man would treat a woman the way that they do.

The Muslim Issue

Women gather to march from Galatasaray Square to Taksim to protest the harassment and rape by the police under the custody. They make a press statement and sit-in protest at Taksim Square.in October 2013 © Mehmet Kaçmaz/NarPhotos Used by permission.

What can one say about a leader of state who meets with representatives of women’s organizations and tells them blithely, “I don’t believe in equality between men and women.”

In a recent blog for the Huffington Post, Sophia Jones argues that conditions are worsening for women in Turkey.

Last year, Turkey was rated 120 out of 136 countries in terms of gender gaps in education, health, politics and economics by the World Economic Forum. Its rates of violence against women, some of the worst in all of Europe, doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to the parliamentary Human Rights Commission. The country is also wracked by startling rates of child brides — nearly 7,000 girls were married between the ages of 13 and 17 over the past decade, according to a survey by a women’s rights group. And as of 2012, only…

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