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Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'
Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his view of a "much more fair, humane and conscientious way" of treating women than as the equal of men. "You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different," he told the gathering hosted by the Women and Democracy Assn., to rousing applause, according to Turkish media accounts of the speech. He called motherhood the role that the Islamic religion defines as...

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