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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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15 Facts About Turkey

  1. Population, urbanization, female literacy in Turkey, 1935-2000
  2. Global Gender Gap Index 2006
  3. Population growth between 1990 and 2000
  4. Turkey's population
  5. Total female population
  6. Turkish households
  7. Marriages and Divorces in 2002
  8. Declining numbers of youth dependents
  9. Ratio of teachers and students
  10. Labor Force Statistics 2005
  11. Tensions between men and women
  12. Support for arranged marriages
  13. Turkey as a religious society
  14. Turks and secularism
  15. Turks and the headscarf

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