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The family of a 3-year-old child whose penis was cut off during a collective circumcision feast in the southeastern province of Batman has demanded 2 million Turkish Liras in compensation from the Ministry of Health by applying to the Council of State.

The family of the boy sued the ministry in Batman's administrative court after the incident two years ago, with the local court awarding 600,000 Turkish Liras in damages.

However, not satisfied with this amount, the family is claiming that the boy may require further treatment, including treatment abroad. It is also claimed that the circumcision was not performed by a qualified doctor, but rather an unqualified member of hospital personnel.

January/04/2013

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Erik Johansson

1/7/2013 9:34:24 PM

In this case, an unqualified person was allowed to do the operation. But remember that professionals also make mistakes. Do not risk your children´s future happiness by medically unnecessary operations. Do not violate your children´s right to body integrity. Let them decide themselves when they are old enough.

Hugh Intactive

1/6/2013 5:06:19 AM

The saddest part is that circumcision is completely unnecessary (except for a few, very rare conditions). It is not mentioned in the Qu'ran. Most of the men in the world have that part and we would do violence to anyone trying to take it from us, because of the special pleasure it gives us and our partners. It is very easy to clean. The medical claims are exaggerated or bogus. Question the idea that "We do this because we have done it for a long time" Cultures can change, and some should.
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