Turkey to pay Turks living abroad to have more children

Turkey’s government is set to include Turkish mothers living abroad in a newly introduced incentive program to encourage procreation, which offers 300 Turkish Liras for a couple’s first child, 400 liras for the second, and 600 liras for the third.

Speaking in Berlin on Jan. 12 at a meeting that brought together Turks in Germany, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the “gift” announced in Turkey last week would be extended to Turks abroad.

“We could not deprive you of the gift that we offered to the employees working under the Turkish social security system,” Davutoğlu said, addressing Turkish women working abroad.

Turkish families will receive the announced “gift” from the Turkish consulates after documenting new births, he added.

Another incentive, a fundraising program for children with a 15 percent contribution from the state, will also be offered to families abroad, Davutoğlu said…

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  • Ron MacDonald

    And that is how they are going to take over Europe, the Catholic Church did the same thing in Quebec after the British defeated Montcalm.

  • tom_billesley

    300 TL for the first child. That’s about $130.
    It’s not a big incentive – if already claiming welfare benefits in the UK the parents can claim a £500 one-off lump sum maternity grant.

  • roccolore

    They get paid twice. First by Turkey, and then the Western governments they spit on.

    • Frau Katze

      Good point.