If your parents fail to marry you, come to us, PM tells Turkish youth
AA PhotoPrime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Oct. 22 that the government would help young people marry if their parents fail to do so, as part of his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “employment and entrepreneurship” plans.
Speaking at a rally in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, Davutoğlu vowed to assist young graduate entrepreneurs with tax breaks and grants for their projects, saying the only government support left to fulfil would be in marriage.
“Once you have a job, salary and food. What is left? A wife. We want the people of this land to prosper. We want them to reproduce and also have a profession at the same time. When you say, ‘I need a wife,’ you can first consult your parents and, God willing, they will find you a suitable one. If they don’t, you can come to us,” Davutoğlu said, pledging state support to help young singles find a partner.