Turkey withdraws bill after protests over child-sexual assault clause

Turkey’s government has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have granted amnesty to some men convicted of child sex assault if they married their victims. The announcement on the bill, a rare concession to popular opposition in the country, came after street protests at the weekend and criticism from civil society groups, including a women’s rights organisation whose deputy chief is President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter, Sümeyye Erdoğan Bayraktar. Read more here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/22/turkey-to-drop-child-sex-assault-bill-after-protests?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=4b9bd95bce-Child+marriage+in+the+News+26%2F11%2F16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-4b9bd95bce-397922041

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