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Tuesday,August 27 2013
Turkish PM promises separate pools for men and womenRİZE - Hürriyet Daily News
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The prime minister accused global powers of being against 'Turkey’s rising power.' DHA photo
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised to bring separate Olympic pools for men and women to the Black Seaprovince of Rize, during a speech on Aug. 26. The prime minister was praising Rize’s football team, which was recently promoted to the top national league, when he said more services would be brought to theBlack Sea city, including Olympic pools. “It will not just be football. Hopefully [it will be] basketball and swimming too. We will also build Olympic pools for men and women too,” Erdoğan said, adding that such moves would “prevent Rize youth from acquiring bad habits.” “Rize will also have a rising graphic among other universities. It will get much better with high schools and imam hatips,” he added, in reference to the religious-based schools that are set to take become more prominent due to recent legislative changes. Strong Turkey Erdoğan’s speech also touched upon the ongoing crises in Syria and Egypt as the prime minister continued his fiery rhetoric against "Western powers." He mentioned the recent alleged chemical attack in Syria, and the death of the 17-year-old Esra in Egypt, who he said was “defending the honor of her and her family’s vote.” The prime minister accused global powers of being against "Turkey’s rising power," saying they were frightened by "the rising of history." “We are working hard, and we will work even harder,” Erdoğan said.