Dating customs in turkey
More important and longer-lived was the continued practice of "illegal" religious marriages (called imam marriages), which continued to produce "illegitimate" offspring.
This has necessitated promulgation of six special laws since 1926, affecting a total of 2.9 million children rendered officially illegitimate by their parents' manner of contracting marriage.
Ordinarily, the amount varied directly with the status of the families involved and inversely with the closeness of their blood relationship.
For this reason, among others, marriage among closely related kin remained common in the rural areas.
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Traditionally, marriage had been, and frequently continues to be, a contract negotiated and executed by the betrotheds' families and blessed by a representative of the religious establishment.
Representatives of the bride negotiated the contract with those of the groom, stipulating such terms as the size and nature of the bride-price paid by the groom's family to the bride's, and certain conditions of conjugal life.
The civil wedding stipulated in the new family code involves no patriarchs, negotiations, or contracts.
Instead, bride and groom, as individuals, swear vows before two witnesses and a representative of the state who registers the union.