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Child Brides in Turkey

  • 40% of girls under the age of 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage, according to Turkish Philanthropy Funds.

  • In January 2018, a government body under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s jurisdiction suggested that, according to Islamic law, girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 12 could marry.

  • “Low education” means almost all of Turkey: The average schooling in the country is a mere 6.5 years.

  • In Turkey you may abuse a 13-year-old and walk free, but you may not tease the president.

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