Turkish government to act on accommodation housing female and male students
Posted by rezbba on Nov 9, 2013 in blog | 1 comment
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the government was already on a mission to “segregate” girls’ and boys’ buildings in dormitories operated by the state, adding that this segregation had already been completed in around three quarters of all dorms.
“There are some troubles concerning the share of apartment in some places since we could not meet dormitory needs,” Erdoğan was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency, addressing a parliamentary group meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party
Erdoğan portrayed such actions as part of the government’s responsibility, stressing that this had nothing to do with “intervening in people’s lifestyles.”
“Mothers and fathers cry out, asking ‘where is the state?’ These steps are taken to tell them that the state is here,” he said, adding that he knew that parents would be uncomfortable allowing girls and boys to live together.
Reiterating that it was not possible for them to ignore intelligence about mixed-sex accommodation, he emphasized: “We are assessing this intelligence with our governorates and the police department and we are coming down on it.”