Sunday, February 12, 2012

Turkey's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparks furor by saying he wants to ‘raise a religious youth’

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comment that his governmet wants to "raise a religious youth" evoked suspicion among young academics in Turkey who started a petition in reaction to Erdogan's words. More than 2000 people, most of whom are academics, signed the petition within 24 hours. (The petition can be accessed in English here, in French here, in Spanish here, in German here, in Greek here).