For the Turkish Civil Code, there must be parties to have a marriage license to get married in Turkey. The first feature required to have a marriage license is to meet the minimum age requirement stipulated in the law, while the second condition is that the person to marry has the power of discrimination.
Since marriage requires a certain physical and mental maturity in terms of quality, according to the Turkish Civil Code, a man and woman cannot marry unless they are seventeen years old. This legal age is accepted as the usual marriage age. Completing the age of seventeen means getting to the age of eighteenth. On the other hand, in extraordinary situations, a man or woman who has completed the age of sixteen may be allowed to marry by the judge. This is called extraordinary or accidental marriage maturity. If possible, the opinions of the legal representatives of the people to be married should be taken before the judge makes a decision on this matter.
According to the Turkish Civil Code, those who do not have the power to discriminate cannot marry. Having the power of discrimination means being able to understand the results and reasons of the procedure. In terms of marriage, understanding the meaning and purpose of marriage by the people to be married and having the ability to comprehend the duties related to marriage is equivalent to having the power of discrimination.
People cannot marry with their lower and upper ancestry, with their minor lineage up to the third degree, if the previous marriage they had has not ended yet with a court decision, with the lower and upper ancestry of the other spouse or with adopted children. Mental patients cannot marry unless they are documented by a medical report that there is no harm of their illness to the marriage.
If the marriage has ended, the woman will not be able to marry unless three hundred days have passed since the termination of the marriage. Again, a person who has one of the sexually transmitted diseases will not be able to marry unless the treatment of this disease is documented in an official medical report. However, if the marriage was made despite the presence of such a disease, this marriage would not be invalid.
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