Marriages down, divorce rates up last year in Turkey
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyThe total number of marriages decreased while divorce cases increased in Turkey in 2013, according to the country’s statistical institute’s data.
In Turkey, 600,138 couples were married in 2013, which is 0.6 percent less than the previous year.
In 2013, some 125,305 couples divorced, an increase of 1.6 percent compared to 2012.
The southeastern region of Turkey has the highest rate of fast marriages. The southeastern province of Adıyaman had the highest rate of fast marriages in 2013, followed by Kilis and Ağrı.
The southern province of Antalya had the quickest average divorce rates after marriage in 2013.