Turkish PM advises young people to get married
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. AA Photo
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on young people to get married while highlighting his wishes for couples to have at least three children during a speech today in the Central Anatolian province Konya, daily Hürriyet has reported.
“I am addressing single young people. Youngsters, [you] will get married. You will raise the generation of 1071,” Erdoğan said. “I say ‘at least three children’ everywhere I go. It should be more, not less. We must raise a dynamic and young generation. We should not neglect this.”
1071 marks the year a Muslim Turkic army first entered Anatolia by defeating a Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert in eastern Anatolia.