“They won’t let us join the EU because they say we are a large country”
“Have 3 children so that we become stronger than Europe”
The view that the EU does not accept limits set by Turkey because it is large in population was expressed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He called on Turkish citizens to have at least three children.
“They say we are too big a country to join the EU. So what should we do? Become a small country because this is what they fancy? This is why I speak fairly when I say you should have three children. We will grow even more. And as we grow we will be stronger”.
In his speech at the Istanbul Inovalig conference, Mr. Erdogan mentioned “if European countries currently live on hold, they owe it to Turkey which host 4 million descendants on its territory”./ibna