The Major Reasons For Divorce in Turkey
The Major Reasons For Divorce in Turkey: Turkey is the country with one of the highest Muslim populations in the world. Turkey is the dominating Muslim country, with secular laws. The divorce rate in Turkey is lower than in many Western countries. Overall, a 22% divorce rate has been recorded in Turkey for the past few years. For every thousand marriages, only 1.46% go for divorce. Globally, Turkey is a country with quite a low divorce rate. Turkey has been ranked number 9 in 10 countries with the lowest divorce rate.
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Is There a Rise in Divorce Rates in Turkey?
It has been witnessed in the past 10 years, that there is a dramatic increase in the divorce rate in Turkey. 82% increase in the divorce rate has been recorded as compared to the past decade in Turkey. Last year, the biggest number of prosecutions were listed in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir.
62% of divorced cases were opened in Istanbul and 47% were in the capital of Turkey, Ankara. The highest number of child custody cases, divorce-related cases, belonging return cases, property claim cases have been recorded from the year 2006 to 2016. In 2016 domestic court received 386,550 applicants, which is quite a huge number compared to previous years.
The Divorce Rate in Turkey in 2019
The divorce rate in 2019, followed the past decade trend and kept on rising as the past decade. According to a report published by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The number of people who got divorced in 2019 is greater than the previous year. Another fact that has emerged in 2019 is that fewer people have tied their knots than in 2018. In total, 2019 year saw a 23 percent decrease in the marriage rates.
It has been recorded for 2019 that 155,047 couples got divorced in Turkey, 1.84% per 1000 people got divorced. The number of Turkish couples who got divorced rose to 125,305 in 2013, an increase of 1.6 percent on the previous year, a recent report by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) showed.
The report also revealed that 40.3 percent of divorces occur in the first five years of marriage, while 21.5 percent occurred between six and ten years. Antalya province has shown the highest divorce rate with 2.7% last year. It was followed by Izmir with 2.68 percent, and Mugla with a 2.51% divorce rate. The province with the lowest divorce rate was Hakkari in the East Anatolia region.
Reasons of Divorce in Turkey
Individualism is another reason for the massive increase in the divorce rate. Actually, the prime structure of Eastern society has been changing and couples hardly want to lose their freedom for any relationship.
Lack of fundamental principles, such as; care, respect, patience, and tolerance are some other reasons behind divorces in Turkey. It has also been observed couples with the child are more likely to run their marriages as compare to those who don’t have.