ISTANBUL — Calling abortion an act of murder and an insidious plan to reduce the Turkish population, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Tuesday for legislation to restrict women’s access to the procedure. abortion has been legal in Turkey for up to 10 week since 1983.
Mr. Erdogan says “There is no difference in killing the fetus in a mother’s womb or killing a person after birth,”
Mr. Erdogan also likened abortion to a military airstrike in December that mistakenly killed 34 civilians in Uludere, a village in
the southeast, where Turkish forces are engaged against separatist
Kurdish rebels. Every abortion is an Uludere