Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry

A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish MPs. The bill would pardon men only if they had sex without “force or threat” and if they married the victim. Critics say it legitimises rape and child marriage, and lets off men who are aware of their crime. Read more here:



  1. • Nice Article! I like it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Philip Williams says:

    Shortsighted regressive action.
    Can anyone NOT see that this is an open invitation for men to force themselves upon underage girls and rape them to coerce an unwanted marriage? We must remember who the perpetrators with the power are here.. and it is clearly the men.
    Anyone who forces a young girl to have sex cannot be called a man. An animal yes… but not a man. Men are people who value, encourage and respect the female gender. A man takes joy in seeing her delight for life and letting her go if that is what she wants.

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