by Uzay Bulut • October 8, 2018 at 5:00 am
- The scandal of the underage girls who gave birth was covered up by the administration of the hospital. They failed to inform either the police or judicial officials — even though they are obligated to do so by law and regulations when they discover a minor is pregnant or has been subjected to sexual abuse.
- Instead, the social worker who exposed the scandal, Iclal Nergiz, has been persecuted by the hospital and other authorities. An investigation has been launched against her.
- Sexual abuse against children in Turkey increased by 700% in the 10 years to 2017, according to the Diyarbakir Bar Association.