Government says legislation is aimed at custom of child marriages
A bill in Turkey that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim has provoked fury, with critics accusing the government of encouraging rape of minors with the proposals.
There is strong evidence to conclude that Turkey has gone beyond what is necessary or proportionate.
civilian, left, and a security officer beat a protester as riot police use water cannons to disperse people protesting the detentions of 12 lawmakers from pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP, in Istanbul, 5 Nov. 2016. Cagdas Erdogan/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.