Future of Turkish people living in Europe is Turkey, French far-right MP tells President Erdoğan
French far-right lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen has responded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call on Turks in Europe to “have five children,” saying “the future of Turks in Europe is Turkey.”
“Dear Erdoğan, the future of Turkish people living in Europe is Turkey,” Le Pen posted on her Twitter account, tagging Erdoğan’s account.
The Turkish president had called on Turkish citizens living in Europe to have five children – two more than his usual calls to Turks in the homeland – in a bid to multiply their presence in the continent so that they will be the “future of Europe.”
“I am calling out to my citizens, by brothers and sisters in Europe: Have five children, not just three,” he said at a rally in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir on March 17.
The 27-year-old lawmaker Marion Le Pen is the niece of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen, and became the youngest elected politician in French history in the 2012 election.