One in every four marriages in Turkey involves child bride: NGO

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Hurriyet Daily News:

AYDIN – Do?an News Agency

The legal age for marriage in Turkey has been raised to 17 from 15, however many roups are calling to set the age to 18.

The legal age for marriage in Turkey has been raised to 17 from 15, however many groups are calling to set the age to 18.

One out of every four brides is a child as families are increasingly applying to the court to change the date of birth of their daughters so that they can legally marry, warned an association of Turkish female lawyers May 4. “There is an increase of 94 percent in application to courts by families to show their daughters age older, in order to get marriage permit,” said Gülten Kaya, head of the female lawyers’ commission of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, during a meeting of the group in Ku?adas?.

The legal age for marriage in Turkey has been raised to 17 from 15, however the commission members said that the limit should be increased to the majority age of 18.

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