Of Marriage & Divorce: Ankara Accused Of Violating Women’s Rights
By Asaf Zilberfarb | The Media Line
October 24, 2017
ISTANBUL—Government critics and activists in Turkey argue that new laws related to marriage threaten secularism and women’s rights.
A controversial bill passed on October 18 officially recognizes marriage ceremonies conducted by a mufti, an Islamic legal expert and state official, as valid. Imams, who officiate most religious weddings in Turkey, are not recognized under the bill.
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