A Nation Divided: Dropping Turkish Birth Rates Threaten Erdogan Political Brand | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


A Nation Divided: Dropping Turkish Birth Rates Threaten Erdogan Political Brand

In a nation whose current government is leaning toward religious autocracy, a declining birth rate is seen as an existential threat.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, noting the country's aging demographics and plummeting birth rate, has been urging women to give birth to up to three children, claiming that Europe's second-most-populated nation requires "bigger numbers," according to The Guardian.

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