Turkey perceives human trafficking as a violation of human rights but sadly reports numerous cases of organ, tissues and cells trafficking. The government is conscious of these actions and is trying to sentence the big names of the black market in Turkey. On the Turkish black market kidneys and other organs are sold in thousands. A kidney can be sold for 200 000 dollars while the donors get only a fraction of this sum and that being for example 10 000 dollars. Due to the refugee crisis organs from immigrants in the Syrian conflict are offered on the Turkish black market. This fact is alarming for the Turkish government and will do everything to stop these cruelties happening on daily basis. The Turkish delegation hopes that we will together fight against this problem not only in Turkey but globally and will find an effective solution. Another case of human trafficking and sadly another case of a violation of human rights are forced marriages. Marriages in Turkey are governed by the Turkish Civil Code. That means that individuals can be legally married from the age 17 and up. Citizens can also officially marry at the age of 16 in extraordinary circumstances. A religious marriage becomes valid only when having a legal marriage. Individual can be sent to prison for 2 to 6 months if the religious marriage isn’t legal, that being when the bride and/or the groom are under the age of 17. One third of all marriages in Turkey involve an underage girl and that being approximately 180 000 child brides. 14% of young girls will be married under the age of 17 to a stranger in the next years. These marriages also have a large impact on the education of young girls in Turkey. Because of pregnancy, they can’t finish their studies. Even though there are laws in Turkey, and in other countries, prohibiting these marriages (and OTC), it is still happening. Together here we can do everything, we can create laws and sentence criminals for lengthy periods but when people are ignoring these crimes happening right in front of their eyes, what have we done here then? A key to this problem is to raise awareness. The citizens of these countries need to know that this and OTC is illegal and a violation of human rights. The delegation of Turkey is looking forward to tackling these issues together. Thank you for your kind attention.