Child marriages make up one third in Turkey

09 Dec 2015
Source: 
Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many child marriages are performed with only the presence of an imam and are not officially registered with authorities, women’s rights advocate Nuriye Kadan said during the conference in İzmir.

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