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Legal Prostitution in the Netherlands
In Forum V - Prostitution
Jun 10, 2020
Prostitution was legalized during the 20th century in Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country. Brothels, known as general houses (genelevler), need a permission from the government in order to operate. Sex workers are issued identity cards by regulatory agencies, allowing them to receive free health care and other social services. However, in certain big cities such as Ankara and Bursa, general houses have been dismantled by court order. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Turkey Even though sex workers are stigmatized by society in this majority conservative country, their rights are still protected by the government. As a Turkish citizen, I am glad that sex workers are provided with the social services they deserve.
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