Miserable men march through the streets to demand women stop refusing their marriage proposals in Turkish village – and plead for help from President Erdogan
- Single men have been demonstrating in the remote village of Uzumlu
- There have been no weddings in the village for nine years
- Young women have moved to the big cities in search of brighter futures
- The mayor says the village’s population has almost halved
A group of lonely single men have staged a protest march through a village in Turkey where women have refused all marriage proposals.
The women say they do not want to be trapped in the remote village of Uzumlu in southern Turkey.
The men say the women are being unreasonable and a video on CNNTurk.com website shows them marching through the village with banners urging the ladies to accept village life.
The mayor Mustafa Bashbilan told the Al Arabiya website there were 25 single men, aged between 25 and 45, in the village.
But the last wedding in the village was nine years ago and since then its population has fallen alarmingly, from 400 to 233.
He said most of the town’s young women had chosen to move to cities like Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya but the men stayed behind to farm land which has been
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