Muslim families shouldn’t use birth control, says Erdogan

In his latest bid to promote population growth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan railed against contraception and family planning measures on Monday.

“I will say it clearly… We need to increase the number of our descendants,” he said during a nationally televised speech in Istanbul.

The president said that mothers are responsible for ensuring the continued growth of Turkey’s population, which has expanded at a rate of around 1.3 percent over the past few years.

“People talk about birth control, about family planning. No Muslim family can understand and accept that!,” he emphasized.

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