“The number of people who got married was 542,314 in 2019 and 487,270 in 2020, a 10.1 per cent decrease in the year before,” Turkey’s statistical agency, TurkStat
, reported. According to TurkStat, the number of divorces also dropped markedly over a year – by 13.8 per cent. “The number was 156,587 in 2019 while it was 135,022 in 2020,” the agency said. A significant slowdown in marriages and divorces has also been seen in other countries in the region.