women’s rights activists

Turkey becomes more Islamic, age of consent lowered from fifteen to twelve years old

I wonder how attractive Turkey is looking to the EU right now? Do they really want to make it a member when it is going backwards into pedophile territory? Sex with a twelve year old or marriage to a twelve year old is considered pedophillia in every western nation. ” In striking contrast to Turkey, Spain in 2015  raised it from from 14 to 16 to bring it into line with the rest of Europe. I fear that the days of considering Turkey a ” moderate ” Muslim nation are long gone.

A row has erupted between the Turkish and Austrian governments following a decision by the Turkish Constitutional court to effectively lower the age of consent in Turkey to 12.

…The Constitutional Court has ruled to annul a provision that punishes all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 as “sexual abuse,” stirring outrage from academics and women’s rights activists who warn that the decision will lead to cases of child abuse going unpunished.

…Kronen Zeitung reported that the district court claimed a 15-year old’s consent was scarcely different to that of a 12 to 14-year-old’s. They argued that the mental capacity of a 12-year-old was not hugely different from a 15-year-old.

But local activists have not welcomed the decision.

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