Turkish Village Hasn't Seen a Wedding Since 9 Years

Turkish Village Hasn't Seen a Wedding Since 9 Years
Sun 10-04-2016

A single men have had a protest at a village in Turkey where women have refused all marriage proposals. 

The women say they do not want to be trapped in the remote village of Uzumlu in southern Turkey. 

The mayor Mustafa Bashbilan told the Al Arabiya website there were 25 single men, aged between 25 and 45, in the village.

But the last wedding in the village was nine years ago and since then its population has fallen alarmingly, from 400 to 233. 

He said most of the town’s young women had chosen to move to cities like Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya but the men stayed behind to farm land which has been in their families' possession for centuries.