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    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.

    The Constitutional Court discussed the issue upon an application from a district court, which complained that the current law does not discriminate between age groups in cases of child sexual abuse and treats a 14-year-old as equal to a four-year-old.

    The local court said the law does not provide legal consequences for the “consent” of victims in cases where the child victim is from 12 to 15 years of age and able to understand the meaning of the sexual act. “This creates an imbalance between legal benefits and sanctions that should be preserved in crime and punishment,” the application stated.

    With seven votes against six, the Constitutional Court agreed with the local court and decided to annul the provision. The decision will come into effect on Jan. 13, 2017.

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    What the actual ****...
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    I'm just very confused
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    Why?! :indiff:
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    Just when I thought the world couldn't get anymore ****ed
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    No they haven't.

    They've allowed 12-15 year olds to consent to other 12-15 year olds.

    Stop with the misleading titles. If anyone here actually read the link it would be easier instead of just reading the headline (which OP made up himself).
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    (Original post by Gorillion)
    No they haven't.

    They've allowed 12-15 year olds to consent to other 12-15 year olds.

    Stop with the misleading titles. If anyone here actually read the link it would be easier instead of just reading the headline (which OP made up himself).
    You taking sides with them.
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    (Original post by FadedFlower)
    You taking sides with them.
    I'm taking sides with the truth and not deliberately trying to mislead people with provocative headlines. Yes.
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    I think Turkey with such innovative legislation must Join Europe ASAP
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    (Original post by Gorillion)
    No they haven't.

    They've allowed 12-15 year olds to consent to other 12-15 year olds.

    Stop with the misleading titles. If anyone here actually read the link it would be easier instead of just reading the headline (which OP made up himself).
    I've read the article

    where does it say 'They've allowed 12-15 year olds to consent to other 12-15 year olds.'?
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    (Original post by FadedFlower)
    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.

    The Constitutional Court discussed the issue upon an application from a district court, which complained that the current law does not discriminate between age groups in cases of child sexual abuse and treats a 14-year-old as equal to a four-year-old.

    The local court said the law does not provide legal consequences for the “consent” of victims in cases where the child victim is from 12 to 15 years of age and able to understand the meaning of the sexual act. “This creates an imbalance between legal benefits and sanctions that should be preserved in crime and punishment,” the application stated.

    With seven votes against six, the Constitutional Court agreed with the local court and decided to annul the provision. The decision will come into effect on Jan. 13, 2017.

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    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tur...&NewsCatID=509
    Pedophilia is with prepubescent children so they've not legalised that
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    (Original post by Gorillion)
    No they haven't.

    They've allowed 12-15 year olds to consent to other 12-15 year olds.

    Stop with the misleading titles. If anyone here actually read the link it would be easier instead of just reading the headline (which OP made up himself).
    * Thank you! *
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    Look at their prophet, of course they don't want child rape to be seen as bad.
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    Well, Erdogan is following his prophet here. No surprise.
 
 
 
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