Turkish human rights activists file lawsuit against PM

Politics Materials 8 November 2013 16:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Turkish human rights activists and the Anatolian women's movement filed a lawsuit against the country's Prime Minister in connection with his statement that student dormitories for boys and girls will be separated from each other, Sabah newspaper reported on Nov.8.

According to the newspaper, such statements are called an intervention in the citizens' personal lives.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a meeting of the ruling coalition that students' hostels for boys and girls will be separated from each other.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the Turkish population disapproves of the fact that boys and girls live in co-ed student dormitories in the country.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the separation of student dorms for boys and girls shouldn't be perceived as an intervention in personal life.

"Currently, the government is not engaged in this issue, but in the housing will be separated," Bozdag said.

According to Bozdag, this step doesn't contradict the country's constitution.