Turkey move to end mixed dorms stirs debate

Prime Minister promises to end mixed-sex student residences, saying he is responding to neighbourhood complaints.

    The Turkish Prime Minister has sparked a storm of debate after he promised to end mixed-sex student residences in the country.

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was responding to neighbourhood complaints about male and female university students living in close proximity.

    His critics accuse the conservative government of trying to police people’s private lives.

    Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught reports from Istanbul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.