16-year-old mother detained for trying to sell baby at park in Turkey’s south
A 16-year-old has been detained after she was accused of trying to sell her baby at a public park in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
According to Demirören News Agency, Turkish police detained the 16-year-old, identified only as S.K, at a park in Adana’s Seyhan district on the evening of Nov. 27 after passersby filed complaints.
Holding her 9-month-old child, the young mother was accused of telling people around that she "has got a baby on sale.”
The suspect rejected the charge that she tried to sell her baby.
She told the police that she lives with her boyfriend despite their families’ opposition and she gave birth to the baby.
A criminal investigation has been launched into the incident.