Turkish MPs to vote on controversial underage sex bill

Turkish MPs to vote on controversial underage sex bill
 

Men who had sex with underage girls could have their convictions overturned if they marry their victims, under a bill due before Turkey's parliament on Tuesday.
The Turkish government said the bill is not intended to pardon rapists, but to address underage marriage.
The law would allow the release of men who assaulted a minor "without force" and later married the victim.
The controversial bill has already sparked protests across the country.
However, the bill faces opposition from both public and political opposition, and may be withdrawn or changed before the vote in parliament.... read more

 
22 November 2016 in World News, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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