Erdogan: Women are not equal to men Erdogan: Women are not equal to menErdogan: Women are not equal to menDate: March 13, 2021Categories:RightsDate: March 13, 2021Categories:Rights Recent Posts Deportation, settlement, kidnapping, and unfair conditions in occupied Afrin 10 Turkish occupation soldiers and its mercenaries killed in Tal Tamr countryside Turkish occupation warplanes bomb Bradost “Embassy” of Kurdistan opens in Lausanne Erdogan: Women are not equal to men Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," he told a meeting in Istanbul. "It is against nature." He also said feminists did not grasp the importance of motherhood in Islam. His comments often seek to appeal to his pious core supporters, says the BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul, but they anger more liberal voters. Turks who have more secular views argue that the government's social policies are taking the country in a dangerous direction, our correspondent says. Mr Erdogan has previously urged women to have three children, and has lashed out against abortion and birth by Caesarean section. 'Delicate nature' His latest remarks were delivered at a women's conference in Istanbul. "In the workplace, you cannot treat a man and a pregnant woman in the same way," Mr Erdogan said, according to the Anadolu news agency. Women cannot do all the work done by men, he added, because it was against their "delicate nature". "Our religion regards motherhood very highly," he said. "Feminists don't understand that, they reject motherhood." He said women needed equal respect rather than equality. Mr Erdogan also told the Istanbul meeting that justice was the solution to most of the world's issues - including racism, anti-Semitism, and "women's problems". The Turkish leader often courts controversy with his statements. Earlier this month, he claimed that Muslims had discovered the Americas more than 300 years before Christopher Colombus. kurdishvoice2021-03-12T18:27:07+02:00 Share it on Social Media ! FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTumblrEmail Related Posts Mehmet Dizin taken into extradition custody in Italy September 22nd, 2023 | 0 Comments Karasu: The history of humanity is the struggle of women September 22nd, 2023 | 0 Comments Human rights violations rampant in Turkish prisons: rights watchdog August 1st, 2023 | 0 Comments Press conference to demand action to ensure security and well-being of Abdullah Ocalan July 25th, 2023 | 0 Comments New “disciplinary penalty” given to Abdullah Öcalan July 22nd, 2023 | 0 Comments Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.