International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Turkey’s and Slovenia’s Family Law Regarding Marriage
Sara Ahlin Doljak, Melike Akkuş

As explained in this article, the family laws of Turkey and Slovenia are affected by their cultures and their past ways of thinking and ideologies; moreover, the development of Family Law has gained tremendous momentum in response to the changes that the institution of marriage and family has undergone in recent years. In light of these changes, if we compare Slovenia, which is at the intersection of Central andSouth-eastern Europe, and Turkey, which connects the continents of Asia and Europe, regarding Family Law, we will see that there are many differences, although there are similarities in some issues. The simplest example of their distinctions is their structural differences. While Turkey’s Family Law is included as a chapter in the 2nd book of the Civil Code1 and is under the protection of criminal law, we see that Slovenia treats Family Law as a unique book. In this study, I wanted to show the differences by comparing these two countries on more specific topics: Marriage, Cohabitation, and Same-sex partnership.

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