Over in a Turkish village named Uzumlu, the male population has taken to the streets in order to protest the fact that the females there refuse to marry them.
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The village only has a population of 233 and there are 25 single men aged between 25 and 45. They can’t get girlfriends because all of the girls who live there currently refuse to entertain the idea of settling down with them as they don’t want to live in the village for the rest of their lives and would instead prefer to get out of it and head to the big city. I can’t really say I blame them.
In order to protest, the men carried huge banners urging the women to accept their lives in the village. One even made a banner begging for help from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, promising to have at least five children if Erdogan does something to stop women leaving for the city. Erdogan recently encouraged all Turks to have at least three children, and the dude’s desperation in reaching out to him over this issue kind of illustrates how much of a problem it has become in Uzumlu.
The mayor of the city Mustafa Bashbilan said the following: