Boys can marry at 12, girls at 9, says this country’s govt dept

Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, a government department, in an online glossary, said that Islamic Law approved of boys marrying at 12 and girls at 9 as these are the earliest ages for children to reach adolescence. It further said that once the threshold of emotional and physical maturity is crossed, they must be allowed to marry “to save themselves from adultery.” However, the body removed the post after facing criticism.

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