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Forced marriages as human rights violation


Forced marriage, which is not entered into onlywith the free and full consent of the intending spouses, is violation ofinternationally recognised human rights standards. In Turkey; there are manytypes of forced marriage. Protecting perceived cultural or religious ideals isthe most significant factor leads to forced marriage. A forced marriage will bea marriage where all kinds of violence in the family will most likely beexperienced. Some European countries made forced marriage into a criminaloffence, but it is not defined as a criminal offence in Turkey. This study aimsto point out the situation and the types of forced marriages in Turkey andto bring suggestions to struggle with forced marriages.