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Turkey Withdraws Child Sex Law That Drew Protests, International Outrage

The Turkish government has withdrawn a proposed law that would have given amnesty to those convicted of having sex with a girl under the age of 18 if they marry the victim. The bill drew national protests and international condemnation. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the withdrawal just hours before parliament was set to vote the legislation into law.  In the face of widespread condemnation Yildirim said the legislation would...

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