Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) arrives with his wife, Emine, at Algiers airport, November 19, 2014, for an official visit to Algeria aimed at improving commercial ties. AFP PHOTO / FAROUK BATICHE
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.Speaking at a summit in Istanbul on justice for women, the devoutly Muslim president said that biological differences between women and men meant they cannot serve the same functions in life.The Islamic-rooted government of Erdogan has long been accused by critics of seeking to erode the country's secular principles and limiting the civil liberties of women.
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