Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned female and male students’ staying under one roof, vowing to take measures against this.
“This is against our conservative, democratic character,” the prime minister said during a closed-door meeting Nov. 3 with Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies at a key party meeting in Ankara’s Kızılcahamam district.
“We witnessed this in the province of Denizli. The insufficiency of dormitories causes problems. Male and female university students are staying in the same house. This is not being checked,” Erdoğan said, voicing his displeasure with the situation.
He also added they had instructed the Denizli governor to inspect the matter which did not clarify whether the prime minister meant to inspect the houses or the dormitories.
Last August, a provincial education director in Trabzon had caused public outrage after lamenting that female and male students were using the same sets of stairs on the way to their rooms.