Human rights activist fear child marriage in Turkey is now easier

15 Aug 2016
New Europe

New Europe reports that last month Turkey’s Constitutional Court annulled a law punishing sexual acts with children under 15 years old. A district court complained that the current law does not distinguish between a 14-year old and a 4-year old, suggesting that children 12-15 should be able to understand the meaning of a sexual act and consent.The Constitutional Court agreed with the district court, albeit with a narrow seven-against-six margin and the decision will be in effect from January 2017.

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