Media outlets reported on Thursday that the General Directorate of Youth and Sports Activities is planning to organize separate youth summer camps for boys and girls. These reports met with harsh criticism from secularist media.
However, the minister has dismissed the existence of a specific plan to place boys and girls in different camps. There are, he said, some preparations being done to consider the demands of those who want to go to girls-only camps or boys-only camps.
Kılıç said the registration process has already begun, with applications currently being made online. He added that the ministry will consider the number of applications and evaluate the demands from applicants before announcing the final word on how youth summer camps will be regulated this year.
He said no final decision has yet been made on the issue.