Erdogan: "Imposing a quota for women candidates would mean disregarding women"
Imposing a quota for women candidates in elections would mean disregarding women, said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday. Addressing his ruling Development and Justice Party's (AKP) congress on women in international business, Erdogan said, "Imposing a quota would mean putting women under male hegemony." He said Turkey will have more women mayors after local elections next March. Condemning unregistered employment as cruel exploitation, he added, "We have to improve this situation. Women becoming active actors in the business world is very important for the development of society." The gathering brought together successful women from various sectors in Turkey and abroad.