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Support for arranged marriages

"When TNS-PIAR asked a nationwide sample of married Turks in 1997 about the circumstances of their union, 69 percent of respondents said it was an arranged marriage, and the modal response was that the couple had not met prior to the marriage being agreed."

In 2005: the proportion of people with an arranged marriage had fallen to 54 percent.

"Among younger, unmarried Turks, 90 percent think that the best way to meet a spouse is through dating and getting to know a potential partner, while only 10 percent endorse an arranged marriage." (p. 39)

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