President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reckons if a rapist marries his child victim his conviction will be revoked. The Dark Ages return.
Breaking news, meanwhile, from the Ottoman Empire…
Might as well be, as the formerly secular and progressively modernising Turkey continues its latter-day recidivist descent under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan towards 19th century social values, with the reemergence of an appalling proposed legal “reform”.
It’s so awful, I find it hard to describe. However, the government is promoting a bill which would overturn a man’s conviction for child sexual assault if he marries his victim. This was previously attempted by Erdogan in 2016 but withdrawn after a storm of protest.
Read more about the shocking proposed bill.
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