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An Ankara court has ordered treatment for a father who allegedly forced his daughter to marry in exchange for a cow in the Korkut village of Ankara province, according to daily Radikal.

The father, Ali, agreed to give away his daughter for a cow, but when she declined to marry the set groom, Ali forced her to do so through violence and psychological pressure. He reportedly told her that he had “already agreed to the terms and got the cow.” The daughter soon applied to the Ankara court for protection.

The court ordered the father to visit a medical institution and receive treatment, and also banned him from contacting his daughter or visiting the house she currently lives in. The father is also banned from harming her personal belongings, or her house.

If he refuses to comply with the court orders, the convicted father will serve three to 10 days in prison.

February/05/2013

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mara mcglothin

2/6/2013 7:48:07 PM

MANDAL Yeah the list gets longer and longer. Why is it that the Lighthouse case hit court on January 17th and that is the last we heard of it? There is somekind of blackout regarding coverage? Why not in Sledgehammer and other cases?

Brit in Turkey

2/6/2013 5:12:40 PM

Mandal: Well said!

Mandal Clothespeg

2/6/2013 12:22:20 PM

GF, this is why such ignorant & unfeeling people "get away" with these things --because nobody dares to criticise or question such practices for fear of persecution by authorities. These things SHOULD be brought out into the open, the govt SHOULD be criticised -- they are not superhumans or infallible, they need to be made aware of public opinions. After all, this is SUPPOSED to be a democracy, which means the govt is supposed to carry out the wishes of the people, not dictate to them.

Geir Fugleberg

2/5/2013 11:25:04 PM

Mr Stevens,please be carefull. Calling Turkey weak is actually,unlike selling your child a serious crime in this country. I newer stop being amazed abouth what passes on this site. It is Incredible,if anyone wrote the things I regularily read here in a Turkish language paper they would be locked away for years.

Murat

2/5/2013 8:05:35 PM

How dare the courts interfere with cultural freedoms of some of our folks?

Brit in Turkey

2/5/2013 5:47:21 PM

I wonder how many cases like this go unnoticed by the press?

ebby m

2/5/2013 4:36:29 PM

three to 10 days in prison......Maybe the judge got the bull.

Rudi Spermon

2/5/2013 4:23:38 PM

Haha everything is being said already. Perhaps we should let the international community rule this country, then there is a possibility for progress. And PLEASE educate these people!!! Nobody owns another human being, not now not ever!

Tevfik Alp

2/5/2013 3:58:00 PM

A lot of people don't know this. Children in Turkey are the investments for the retirement of the parents. Does anyone know the "Nafaka Law"? The mother or father may not take care of the child at all. The cild may grow up in misery. Each parent may sue their child, as soon as he can start having an income or salary. Court will garneshee child's income and give it to parents. Goverment dictates that, it is the duty of children to take care of their parents. So that, government does not.

mara mcglothin

2/5/2013 3:14:15 PM

3 to 10 days??? And 50 years for supposedly plotting against the government? Some things never change. And what after his sentence is carried out? He should at least be publicly humiliated and made to wear a tag around his neck with the Turkish word for abusers on it, or something.
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