Turkish man welcomes 32nd child as four wives await social aid

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has long encouraged families to have at least three children, but one father in Hatay has gone the extra mile, siring 32 children from four wives.

Thirty-two, however, is apparently not enough for Halit Tekin, who has ambitions to over-fulfill his child quota by fathering a total of 50 kids.

Tekin, a resident of the Reyhanlı district in the southern province of Hatay, entered his first marriage, his only legal one, in 1982 with Nihal Tekin, who was only 15 years old at the time. He later went on to also marry Gül Şaşar (41), Zekiye Koğu (41) and Fatma Budak (54) — all unofficially, as polygamy is illegal in Turkey…

…In the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2014 released on Oct. 28, Turkey ranked 125th out of 142 countries in terms of gender equality.

Note: Those who live behind the most descendants win in evolutionary terms.

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