Blame it on Modernization and Urbanization

Aug 8, 2012 by

Yet another country is waking up to the fact that divorce is a fact of modern life and as a nation becomes more modern, the divorce rate will increase in step. Now it is Turkey’s turn as data released by the Turkish Statistics Institute shows that divorce rates in that country have gone up 6 percent between the months of October and December in 2010 alone. The central Anatolian region of Turkey had the highest overall divorce rates in the nation with a 17 percent increase in the same...

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Death & Divorce in Turkey

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite national campaigns, political condemnation and legal reforms, a recent meeting in Turkey uncovered the shocking statistic that the murder rate of women in that nation had skyrocketed by 1,400% between 2002 and 2009. The statistic recently revealed by the Turkish Justice Ministry has put new focus on the government’s spotty record of supporting women’s rights to marriage and divorce. Even though Turkish women’s groups and the European Union (EU) have acknowledged recent...

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