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A teenage girl gave birth to a child as she walked down a street in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district last night before leaving the newborn on the pavement, according to camera footage.
 
The 16-year-old reportedly informed her parents about her pregnancy that night, and the three were reportedly heading toward a health center when she delivered the baby as she walked.
 
The camera shows the three figures staring at the baby on the ground and then walking away from it, leaving the bloody child on the pavement. 
 
The girl reportedly returned home, where she changed her clothes before being taken to a hospital by her parents.

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The baby was later discovered by a child passing by, and locals immediately alerted authorities. Police officers arrived soon after and took the abandoned baby to a hospital. 
 
The child’s father, a 17-year-old boy that lives in the same neighborhood as the girl, was immediately taken into custody. Police officers are still searching for the older brother of the boy, a police officer. 
 
The parents of the teenage mother were released on prosecutor's orders after questioning. 
 
The baby is reportedly in good health and will be passed on to the Social Services and Child Protection Agency when released from hospital.



June/07/2012

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Eric Martin

6/7/2012 11:45:05 PM

Poor education. Poor parenting. Zero knowledge of contraceptives. Abortion should be legal.

JRC JRC

6/7/2012 10:32:18 PM

The mother, her parents, the two adults who arrive at the scene, two policemen........none of them attempt to pick up the baby to check and care for it. Note, the mother, her mother and the woman at the scene are all covered.

Bill Miyorum

6/7/2012 7:55:57 PM

Not judge?!? My God, these people are monsters! They LEFT A BABY TO DIE on a sidewalk! The parents and girl should be charged with attempted murder. Yet inexplicably, the police arrested the father. Why?!? His guilt happened 9 months ago. It wasn't his choice to murder his child -- it was the mother's. EVIL, EVIL, EVIL!

US Observer

6/7/2012 7:38:08 PM

Awful, the girl's parents were released...after abandoning the baby, probably due to shame, but the father of the child was arrested...probably for pre marital sex. I may be way off but that's what happens when a news article does not clearly lay out what happened. I'm confused...

Tevfik Alp

6/7/2012 3:57:01 PM

Is police, looking for a calf under the bull? Social ills of the country. It should have been handled a little more delicately, before it reachedto this stage.

mara mcglothin

6/7/2012 2:47:19 PM

Expect to hear many more stories like this, most without such a happy outcome! Children having children is never a happy thing.

MR Somalia

6/7/2012 1:19:26 PM

Brothers lets not over react and judge. I just hope the baby remains healthy and when her mother is old enough she reclaims her daughter. The mother is baby herself and thanks to Turkiye nation who are not short in kind people, the baby will be fine.

american american

6/7/2012 12:57:33 PM

at least she didn't abort it!

Real G

6/7/2012 12:47:01 PM

That a tragedy comedy

american american

6/7/2012 12:33:16 PM

why are the police going after the father and his brother?
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