No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Turkey’s Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, greets supporters during a rally to mark the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in IstanbulNo Muslim family should engage in birth control or family planning, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, calling again on pious Muslims to have more children. No Muslim family can have such an approach," he said in a speech in Istanbul broadcast live on television. Women's groups and opposition politicians have criticized Erdogan, a devout Muslim for telling women how many children to have and dismissing the Western idea of gender equality.



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