Turkey to debate new ‘marry your rapist’ law in parliament

A new law supposedly permitting men indicted of violating women under the age of 18 to evade punishment if they marry their victims is estimated to be discussed in the Turkish parliament.

Critics say the proposed law legitimises statutory rape, child marriage and allows child abuse and sexual exploitation to become rife.

 Opposition MPs condemned the bill, warning such a law would lead to girls being forced into marriages against their will as well as encouraging abuse.

A similar bill was presented to the Turkish parliament back in 2016, it had proposed the same for rape cases in which “force, threat, or any other restriction on consent” was not used. It was dropped by the ruling AKP government following global outrage.

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