Saturday, March 03, 2018

Extremely Different Attitudes in Turkey Toward Marriage with Cousins

The attitude within a whole modern "ethnic group" (1) toward marrying cousins is yet another topic on which it is not a good idea to make a generalization. In fact, there is great variation, or actually diametric opposition, between regional practices among us so-called “Turks of Turkey”, that is, us “Rumi”s (Turkish-speaking Anatolians and Rumelians) with respect to cousin and kin marriage.(2)