Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes

Young girls have been infected by television programs and have become sex addicts…. Young women should not laugh in public.

 
Context
Erdogan, though a very successful politician, was not a very sophisticated or well educated man. He appealed to the poorer, more Islamic, poorly educated, rural population, and while this statement, among others, made him a laughing stock and disgrace to more sophisticated Turks and to most of the industrialized world. While many people tend to believe that modern TC programming weakens traditional morals and norms, the thought that TV could induce nymphomania, is itself laughable. And to argue that girls should not laugh in public is extreme, even for most Moslems of the world.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • Born: February 26, 1954
  • Nationality: Turkish
  • Profession: Politician & Presidnet

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to general election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration. Under his administration, Turkey has experienced democratic backsliding.