Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thinks Turkey needs more Turks, so he asks Turkish women to eschew birth control and have more kids.
Strangely enough, Chancellor Merkel and the EU think the same thing about Europe — that is, Europe needs more Turks.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this Spiegel Online video, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|0:05||In a live broadcast, the Turkish head of state Erdogan announced|
|0:10||this message to the population:|
|0:17||Let me make this very clear:|
|0:20||We want to have more offspring.|
|0:25||Others are talking about pregnancy prevention.|
|0:30||No Muslim family shall do such a thing.|
|0:35||We will walk the path of our beloved prophet.|
|0:46||Saying this, he is speaking mainly to women.|
|0:51||Most of all we expect this from future mothers,|
|0:56||especially of well-educated future mothers.|
|1:03||The growth of our population will make us even stronger.|
|1:11||All the way at the front of the crowd, Erdogan’s wife and son are applauding.