How an Extremist Government Treats Girls and Women

Turkey’s Human Rights Association (IHD) has issued a chilling report about children’s rights abuses in Turkey. According to it, “since 2002, under the AKP [Justice and Development Party] rule, 440,000 children under the age of 18 have given birth.”

“One in every four marriage in Turkey is a child marriage,” said Selen Doğan, a member of Ankara-based Flying Broom Women’s Communication and Research Association.

According to the Turkish Civil Code, men and women cannot marry before they turn 18.