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Erdogan: Women Are Not Equal

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COMMENT: Sup­ple­ment­ing analy­sis high­light­ed in FTR #787, we reit­er­ate that Tayyip Erdo­gan’s sup­pos­ed­ly “mod­er­ate Islam­ic democ­ra­cy” is noth­ing of the sort. With roots in the Al-Taqwa milieu and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, his gov­ern­ment is man­i­fest­ing the Islam­ic fas­cism at the core of the Ikwhan.

Man­i­fest­ing his “mod­er­a­tion,” Erdo­gan has explic­it­ly stat­ed his view that women are not equal to men.


“Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdo­gan Says Gen­der Equal­i­ty ‘Con­trary to Nature’ Dur­ing Wom­en’s Rights Meet­ing” [Reuters]; ABC News; 11/24/2014.

Turk­ish pres­i­dent Tayyip Erdo­gan has said that gen­der equal­i­ty is con­trary to nature and fem­i­nists did not recog­nise the val­ue of moth­er­hood, at a meet­ing on wom­en’s rights.

The con­ser­v­a­tive pres­i­dent said wom­en’s “del­i­cate” nature meant it was impos­si­ble to place them on an equal foot­ing with men. . . .





2 comments for “Erdogan: Women Are Not Equal”

  1. http://www.thetower.org/1452oc-arrests-of-turkish-police-deepen-fears-of-government-crackdown/

    Arrests of Turk­ish Police Deep­en Fears of Gov­ern­ment Crack­down

    by TheTower.org Staff | 01.06.15 6:04 pm

    A sweep of arrests of Turk­ish police offi­cers con­duct­ed Mon­day – Turk­ish news out­lets report­ed the detained offi­cers were arrest­ed on charges of ille­gal wire­tap­ping – is set to deep­en con­cerns that Ankara is again crack­ing down on gov­ern­ment work­ers it fears are aligned with U.S.-based cler­ic Fethul­lah Gulen. The arrests are the lat­est in a series of anti-judi­cia­ry purges being con­duct­ed by Turkey’s rul­ing Jus­tice and Devel­op­ment Par­ty (AKP). In Jan­u­ary 2014, approx­i­mate­ly 800 police offi­cers were fired or reas­signed, just weeks after the purge of some 350 Ankara offi­cers who had tak­en part in a crit­i­cal Decem­ber 17 anti-cor­rup­tion oper­a­tion.

    For more than a year, the AKP has been locked in an open polit­i­cal war with police offi­cers and pros­e­cu­tors linked to Gulen, after Gulenists in Decem­ber 2013 launched a series of graft probes that ensnared AKP elites, includ­ing now-Pres­i­dent Recep Tayyip Erdo­gan, who was at the time the country’s prime min­is­ter, and mem­bers of his fam­i­ly. Last month, Turk­ish police arrest­ed dozens of jour­nal­ists and media exec­u­tives, includ­ing the edi­tor-in-chief of Turkey’s most wide­ly cir­cu­lat­ed news­pa­per.

    Turk­ish media had in Decem­ber report­ed on Amer­i­can con­cerns over recent Turk­ish behav­iors, not­ing that law­mak­ers on Capi­tol Hill had declined to include Ankara on a list of recip­i­ents of decom­mis­sioned U.S. war­ships. Today’s Zaman not­ed that “Mem­bers of Con­gress have been crit­i­cal of the rul­ing Jus­tice and Devel­op­ment Party’s (AK Par­ty) poli­cies such as lim­it­ing press free­doms, free­dom of assem­bly and access to social media and increas­ing the exec­u­tive branch of government’s grip on the judi­cia­ry, as well as anti-Semit­ic rhetoric by Turk­ish offi­cials.”

    Posted by Vanfield | January 7, 2015, 9:47 am
  2. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/digital/2015/01/14/Turkey-bans-reports-Internet-posts-of-Islamist-arms-delivery-.html

    Turkey bans reports, Inter­net posts of ‘Islamist arms deliv­ery’
    Nine­teen secu­ri­ty offi­cials who stopped the trucks are cur­rent­ly on tri­al on “spy­ing” charges.

    Agence France Presse, Istan­bul
    Wednes­day, 14 Jan­u­ary 2015

    Turkey on Wednes­day imposed an all-out media black­out, includ­ing on Face­book and Twit­ter, pro­hibit­ing pub­li­ca­tion of reports claim­ing Turk­ish intel­li­gence ser­vices deliv­ered arms to Syr­i­an Islamist rebels last year.

    The Supreme Board of Radio and Tele­vi­sion (RTUK) deliv­ered a court rul­ing to Turk­ish news­pa­pers, tele­vi­sion, web­sites and social media net­works, ban­ning them from report­ing the arms alle­ga­tions.

    On Wednes­day, a court ordered access blocked to any Inter­net site pub­lish­ing the new cov­er of French satir­i­cal mag­a­zine Char­lie Heb­do, which fea­tured a car­toon of the Prophet a week after 12 peo­ple were killed in a jihadist attack on its offices.

    The ear­li­er inter­dic­tion on report­ing the arms alle­ga­tions arose from events in Jan­u­ary last year, when Turk­ish police stopped and seized sev­en trucks near the Syr­i­an bor­der that were sus­pect­ed of smug­gling weapons into Syr­ia. The move came as the gov­ern­ment in Ankara denied sus­pi­cions it was aid­ing rebel forces.

    That ban was imposed after a Twit­ter account with han­dle @LazepeM leaked a series of doc­u­ments indi­cat­ing that the seized trucks were actu­al­ly Nation­al Intel­li­gence Agency (MIT) vehi­cles deliv­er­ing weapons to Syr­i­an Islamist rebels fight­ing Pres­i­dent Bashar al-Assad.

    Hur­riyet news­pa­per report­ed that a Turk­ish court ordered the clo­sure of all web­sites, includ­ing social media net­works Face­book and Twit­ter, that don’t remove infor­ma­tion or alle­ga­tions linked to the doc­u­ments.

    “There are sev­er­al court deci­sions against the web­sites that pub­lished the signed doc­u­ments,” a Turk­ish offi­cial was quot­ed as say­ing by Hur­riyet.

    Twit­ter, which was pre­vi­ous­ly blocked by the Turk­ish gov­ern­ment, imme­di­ate­ly removed the doc­u­ments and sus­pend­ed the account that pub­lished them.

    But by that time the infor­ma­tion had already begun cir­cu­lat­ing on many oth­er web­sites, as well as some Face­book accounts.

    The con­tents of the vehi­cles have nev­er been revealed to the pub­lic, but MIT claimed they were car­ry­ing human­i­tar­i­an aid to war-strick­en Syr­i­ans.

    The gov­ern­ment, which stands accused of pro­tect­ing MIT offi­cials, sacked the pros­e­cu­tor involved in the case and blocked fur­ther inves­ti­ga­tion into it.

    Nine­teen secu­ri­ty offi­cials who stopped the trucks are cur­rent­ly on tri­al on “spy­ing” charges. They face so-called aggra­vat­ed life sen­tences if found guilty.

    Turkey, which backs the rebel­lion against Assad, has repeat­ed­ly denied alle­ga­tions that it is sup­ply­ing arms to rebels or is back­ing Al-Qae­da-linked groups in Syr­ia.

    Turkey fre­quent­ly orders black­outs of media cov­er­age of con­tro­ver­sial issues.

    In June it imposed a total ban on media report­ing the kid­nap­ping of dozens of Turks by Islamist mil­i­tants in north­ern Iraq — a pro­hi­bi­tion lift­ed when the hostages were released in Sep­tem­ber after a three month ordeal.

    Twit­ter and YouTube were tem­porar­i­ly blocked in Turkey last year after both plat­forms were used by oppo­nents of Pres­i­dent Recep Tayyip Erdo­gan to post alle­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion with­in his inner cir­cle.
    Last Update: Wednes­day, 14 Jan­u­ary 2015 KSA 20:37 — GMT 17:37

    Posted by Vanfield | January 14, 2015, 10:27 am

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