The authoritarian rule of Turkey continues, two weeks ago Turkish PM Erdogan criticized mixed-sex university dorms, vowing to put a stop to the ‘tyranny‘. Erdogan told a parliamentary group “We need to intervene” in people’s private lives.
The Turkish government has already shut down mixed accommodation in 75 percent of state-run student dormitories and would continue to do so, adding he could also authorise local governors to intervene if there were complaints about male and female students sharing private accommodation.
Now the next step is for the Turkish government to ban mixed-sex education.
Sadık Yakut (of the ruling AKP), deputy parliamentary speaker has called for the “big mistake” of mixed-sex education to be corrected.
Where will this end? Segregated buses so boys and girls don’t sit next to each other? Separated girls learning to cook and sew while boys learn trades?
These values that Turkey holds so close, do not belong in Europe. Europe is a place that holds opposite values, values of freedom and liberty. Anyone supporting Turkey’s entry into the EU must not have a problem with authoritarian rule.
While the developed world strides forward, Turkey goes backwards.