Hakan Türktan - Saadet Yörükçü / Eskişehir, Oct 27 () - The deputy head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s recent campaign promises to find brides for young Turkish men if their parents fail to help them get married and subsidize young entrepreneurs.
CHP deputy head Selin Sayek Böke said Davutoğlu did not mention how he would find brides, or how he would provide government support for young people who set up a business.
“Last week, the prime minister promised to find brides for men but he did not clarify from which source he would find [them]” said Böke, speaking at an economy meeting in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir.
Böke also questioned Davutoğlu’s plan to subsidize young entrepreneurs.
“He announced that he would give 100,000 [Turkish] Liras for the young who set up a business but he did not clarify the source [of this money]” Böke said.
In addition, Böke also highlighted the necessity of realistic and honest politics in Turkey.
On Oct. 22 Davutoğlu said the government would help young people marry if their parents failed to do so, as part of his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “employment and entrepreneurship” plans.
“Once you have a job, salary and food. What is left? A wife. We want the people of this land to prosper. We want them to reproduce and also have a profession at the same time. When you say, ‘I need a wife,’ you can first consult your parents and, God willing, they will find you a suitable one. If they don’t, you can come to us,” Davutoğlu said.