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Turkey Government Withdraws Proposed Child-Marriage Law

Turkey's prime minister says his government is withdrawing a proposal that critics say would legitimize child marriages and will instead submit it for review by a parliamentary committee.  The proposal, which was scheduled to undergo a final vote on Tuesday despite a public outcry, would have deferred sentencing or punishment for sexual assault in cases where there was no physical force and where the victim and perpetrator were married. The age of consent in Turkey is 18,...

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