Turkey is a modern nation. Turkey is also a society which is split between those adhering to traditional ideas concerning relations between men and women and those who seek to create society based on equality between genders. A Turkish court just released three men who kidnapped a 16 year old mentally disabled girl, held her captive, raped and brutalized the girl and finally were captured by the police.The court ruled since the girl did not wish to press charges of rape then her father could not institute such action. The boys were released.
The girl insists she wants to marry one of the boys. A boy agreed to marry the girl-and escape punishment. A marriage made in heaven-or, at least the Turkish version of heaven.