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    FFS , please god make this a hoax ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.Kerem is this true ????

    Turkey Has Made it Legal to Have Sex With CHILDREN After Lowering Age of Consent to 12


    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.

    The local court’s argument and the Constitutional Court’s endorsement have drawn a backlash from academic and human rights circles, which underlined that all individuals under the age of 18 are considered children according to international conventions to which Turkey is a party.

    “First of all, every individual under the age of 18 is a ‘child’ according to international conventions. Seeking a child’s consent in cases of sexual abuse is out of the question,” the chair of the Association to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, Professor Bahar Gökler, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency.

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    Test Reply - Do you have a link to that article? Sources will tell us a great deal.
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    • #3
      From what I've gleaned from various sources:

      - The legal age of consent in Turkey remains 18 and was not affected by the ruling.

      - "Under Turkish law, all provisions related to the sexual abuse of children remain in effect. As such, the claim that sexual abuse of children under 15 goes unpunished is completely baseless" ~ Statement from the Justice Ministry
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      • #4
        According to daily mail the current law was ruled unconstitutional for being too broad. The ruling takes effect in December. A new law is being rushed through Turkish Parliament to beat the deadline.

        Ps- no more problems with quick reply.

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        • #5
          i will check it an reply asap.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
            Test Reply - Do you have a link to that article? Sources will tell us a great deal.
            I got this from another social site , I could not authenticate it at the time i posted so asked the Q of Kerem who lives there if he could , like i said im hoping its a hoax , Its doing the rounds , gone viral , this from snopes ? There are if googled loads of links to it , seems Sweden is involved at the mud slinging a lot .

            Turkey Lowers Age of Consent to 12?
            An international kerfuffle after Turkey's failed 2016 coup led to reports that the age of consent in that country had been lowered to age 12. Turkish officials deny the claim.
            Kim LaCapria
            Aug 18, 2016
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            In August 2016, numerous social media posts and news articles reported that after a failed military coup in Turkey, the age of consent in that country has been lowered from 18 to 12. For example, Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, published a tweet affirmatively stating the age of consent in Turkey had been lowered precipitously:


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            Margot Wallström ✔ @margotwallstrom
            Turkish decision to allow sex with children under 15 must be reversed. Children need more protection, not less, against violence, sex abuse.
            3:12 PM - 14 Aug 2016
            2,449 2,449 Retweets 3,132 3,132 likes
            Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister angrily denied Wallström's statement on Twitter as well, terming the claim "stupid":

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            Mehmet Simsek ✔ @memetsimsek
            You are clearly misinformed. There is no such stupid thing in Turkey. Please get your facts right. https://twitter.com/margotwallstrom/...26938196291584

            A British tabloid detailed the origins of the claim, noting that a recent court decision had struck down a law defining sex acts with children under the age of 15 as "sexual abuse":

            The decision by the country's constitutional court removes a legal provision that all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 are "sexual abuse". Children aged 12, 13 and 14 will no longer receive automatic protection as a minor, according to the ruling, but will be expected to offer or decline consent in sexual activity. Experts say this is a green light for sex with "consenting" minors as young as 12.

            The Guardian provided a more nuanced take on the developments that led to the rumor, reporting that "Turkey has summoned Sweden’s envoy in an escalating row after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children" and stating that the age of consent in Turkey had not been affected by an unrelated July 2016 ruling pertaining to the adjudication of child abuse cases:

            “It is a scandal for a foreign minister to post such a tweet based on false news or speculation,” the Turkish foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said in televised comments, adding the Swedish ambassador to Ankara had been summoned to his ministry. However, the Swedish foreign ministry said it was the chargé d’affaires who was summoned by Ankara, as the ambassador was still on vacation. Çavuşoğlu blasted the “unacceptable” tweet, saying Wallström should have acted responsibly.

            “A foreign minister should not tell lies and should not adopt an approach accusing Turkey,” he said. “Yes to criticism but this is a slander, a lie.” Turkey’s constitutional court in July annulled a criminal code provision punishing as “sexual abuse” all sexual acts involving children under the age of 15, responding to a petition brought by a lower court. The court has given a six-month period for parliament to draw up a new law based on its ruling.

            The Guardian affirmed the age of consent in Turkey remained at 18 and was unaffected by the court ruling in question:

            The lower court that brought the petition was worried there was no distinction between cases of sexual acts involving a young teenager or a toddler. The legal age of consent in Turkey remains 18 and was not affected by the ruling. But it drew a furious response from activists worried it would open the way for unpunished child sexual abuse.

            In a lengthy statement, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs blamed a "falsified headline" published by a "discredited newspaper" and displayed on a prominent news ticker in Vienna for the rumors:

            A falsified headline, claiming that abuse of children under the age of 15 is allowed in Turkey, was displayed on an electronic news ticker of “Kronen Zeitung” newspaper at the passenger lounge of the Vienna International Airport on 13 August 2016. This headline does not reflect the truth at all. Another headline reading that “Through vacation in Turkey you only support Erdoğan” was intentionally displayed on the same ticker in the near past. We deplore and strongly condemn that an international airport, which is located in the centre of Europe and intensely used by passengers from different countries, is abused by a discredited newspaper to spread its irresponsible, distorted and falsified messages in order to defame a friendly country and its nation.

            The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took the necessary steps through the Austrian Embassy in Ankara and the Turkish Embassy in Vienna also conveyed its reaction about the matter on the same day.

            Turkey is a state that always aims at protecting and improving the universal human rights and is committed itself to the international conventions in the field of child rights and their additional protocols both verbally and spiritually, as an esteemed member of the international community. Turkey is aware of its responsibilities and duties in this field.

            A country in a position of the rising centre of racism and xenophobia ever increasing in Europe should focus on healing these diseases through its politicians, media and society. Instead, some irresponsible media may falsify and reflect even judicial decisions in another country to feed their hateful and hostile discourses against a society and we consider it as a manifestation of these diseases.

            Unfortunately, the statements of some Austrian politicians and officials against Turkey and EU membership of Turkey encourage such defamatory news.

            This tendency damages social harmony and peace in Austria where more than 300 thousand people of Turkish origin live.

            Although a copy of the ruling pertaining to the sexual abuse law is not readily available, officials in Turkey have maintained that the rumor is a misinterpretation of that judicial decision and that the age of consent remains at 18 in Turkey, not 12

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            • #7
              it seems thats not a hoax. but it is a hasty comment at least.

              the aim of the govt is to augment the punishment of sexual abuse of children ages 12 and below not lower than 18 years in prison.

              and i will not express my true feelings about Austria on this forum.
              Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none; be able for thine enemy rather in power than use; and keep thy friend under thine own life's key; be checked for silence, but never taxed for speech.

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              • #8
                Mashallah...Muslims never disappoint me, nor do they disappoint my predictions. Good old days in the counter intelligence HQ, warm tea, hibiscus, I just finished filing the report for last day, dawn rising 5:30 am, -35 outside and the imam singing.. Poetic. There is something surreal in all this, in that moment, everything came together in that moment. Calm before the storm, that ensued 6 weeks later.
                Last edited by Versus; 24 Aug 16,, 10:39.

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                • #9
                  You simply can't beat your true nature. I've noticed that many of the ISIS so called migrants, being dressed as rappers, most likely imitating the "rebellious" spirit that European left luvs so much...Angry revolutionaries, just like in 68...Yeah, right. So funny. But the best part is the Saudi cashing them with 4000$ a month, add to that Eu social aid and you will get instant Sharia implementation where ever they decide to settle. Uber race under the cloak of modernity.

                  Pieces are coming together as it was predicted. I think that I will get back to the morgue, for more autopsy, because I know how this will end so digging out how it began is far more interesting.

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