Turkey ranks 47th in mothers report

Turkey ranks 47th in mothers report

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Turkey ranks 47th in mothers report

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Turkey ranks 47th on a list of the “best countries in which to be a mother,” in a report released by Britain-based non-governmental organization Save the Children, on the state of mothers around the world in 2012.

This is the 13th time the institution has released the report, which it conducted in 165 countries. Accordingly, Turkey ranked 47 in the 165 country list, and was listed under the “less developed” countries category.

According to research, the top ten countries in which to raise children are Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Turkey ranked behind Brazil, Israel, Armenia, Tunisia, and Bahrain, while coming ahead of Algeria, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Morocco.

Violence continues
Meanwhile, domestic violence incidents continued on mother’s day in Turkey. A woman in the central Anatolian province of Konya applied to police yesterday on complaints of being the victim of domestic violence.
“I have already filed a complaint against my husband and was placed in a women’s shelter. My mother then took me out, but today he beat me again,” 30-year-old Ceylan Y. told reporters.
In another development, the western province of Bursa’s gendarmerie headquarters made a historic decision, using the recent authority given by the Minister of Family and Social Policies. The gendarmerie fined and gave a 6-month ban from home to a man who had threatened his wife with death. The decision was approved by a local court.