Turkey reverses bid to ban adultery after pressure from EU

Turkey reversed its plan to criminalize adultery Tuesday after pressure from the EU. Initially, Turkey's government wanted to penalize the practice in order to satisfy its conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erogan and more devout Islamic citizens.

Turkey's government is currently revising its 78-year-old law code in an attempt to gain admittance into the EU, which heavily criticized the proposed prohibition, especially as it applied more severely to women. AP has more here. View the Turkish Office of the Prime Minister's program to gain admittance into the EU here. A summary of amendments to the Turkish Civil Code is online here.

 

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