Turkey wants Turk-born kids brought up in native culture

Under a massive new campaign to preserve Turkey’s cultural identity, children of Turkish immigrants in Europe placed with non-Turk families by social services may be retrieved to be “raised in an environment similar to their native culture.”

Ankara has launched a comprehensive drive and is mobilizing diplomatic efforts to retrieve Turkish children placed in foster care in a number of European countries, Bekir Bozdag, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, recently announced.

The move comes after a court in the Netherlands refused to return Yunus, a nine year-old Turkish boy, to his biological Turkish family because his mother did not speak Dutch. Yunus was fostered by a Dutch lesbian couple.  Turkey’s expatriate authority, the YTB, said in a statement that Yunus referred to both parents as “mother” “out of confusion for the family institution,” and was frequently taken to church.

Prime Minister Erdogan will visit the Netherlands on the 21st of March.

The full article can be read here.

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One comment

  1. Here is the best article on this:
    Turkey, the North Korea of the Mideast: AKP: Take Turkish children back from gavurs and gays

    “At issue is that the AKP regime feels sacred values[Islam, Turkishness] that uphold Turkish identity are being violated. One of the few Turkish colonists in Europe who actually fostered children, Nejla Buran, sums up the concern: “I think [children] are way happier if they are placed in Turkish families, who speak their language, cook meals like their mother does.”[6] This whole fiasco is because in the bigoted Turkish mind, the issue is not over who is a better parent than the abusive Turkish families, but who is a more Turkish parent. According to a poll by the Reputation Institute, Turks have the biggest gap between their self reported, self-image and their global score(what other parties think of their nation).[7] Within their own sociology Turks associate Turkishness with goodness. A famous slogan of their eternal, fascist leader, Ataturk, that is oft repeated goes: “A Turk is equal to all the world.””[8]

    Basically none of the unprofessional Turkish media or their AKP bigot politicians seem to care much about the treatment of the actual child, Yunus. It is just pure bigotry from their side. The reporting is narrowly focused on the alleged crime of raising him without Turks or Islam, by a Haraam lesbian couple!

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