The new generation will marry from social media

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According to TURKSTAT data, there has been a systematic decrease in consanguineous marriages since 2010. Sociologist Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Narlı said, “The marriages that relatives created with matchmaking 40 years ago have changed a lot now. We see that generation Z met on social media.”

Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI) has been a systematic decline in consanguineous marriages since 2010, according to data. The proportion of consanguineous marriages among all marriages in 2020 fell to 3.82 percent. This rate was 5.9 percent in 2010.

Evaluating this change over the years, Bahçeşehir University Sociology Department Head Prof. Dr. Nilufer Narli, “urbanization and modernization result we need to look at how changes in the last 30 years, family life and values ​​in Turkey. Kirdar’s migration gained momentum as the city that peaked in the 1970s and emigrated in the 1980s to large metropolises like Istanbul, the Mediterranean and the people from the Aegean coast They had a solidaristic family life in which kinship relations were very strong. They had married with relatives as close as possible.This was both a tradition and the breakdown of tradition was seen as a breakdown of the ceremony. he said.


Saying that the marriages that relatives created with matchmaking 40 years ago have changed a lot, Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Narlı continued as follows:

“In the 70s and 80s, people who saw themselves not as an individual, but as a part of the family, began to see themselves as individuals in the 2010s. This is a result of urbanization and modernization. When people make their marriage choices, relatives, traditionalists leave the economy. When we look at the generation Z, their meeting can be on social media. The marriage that relatives created with matchmaking 40 years ago has changed a lot now. Now life has become online. I think this online dating trend will continue. They don’t have much time to meet, so they prefer to find a friend and mate online. “

The number of people living alone in expressing that Turkey also experienced an increase of Prof. Dr. Pomegranate, “At the moment the number of people living alone in Turkey 3.5 million. We also see that there is also a reduction we look at the number of households in Turkey. Because in the past, people lived in large families. There were many more children. The current number of households is 3.35. This shows that households are getting smaller and people are getting individualized, “he said.


Sociologist Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Narlı said, “In the past, relations with relatives were very important because there was solidarity with relatives. People shared resources with their relatives. But today, people get a job in the city according to their abilities and abilities. It turns into an independent individual on its own. He can have a formal meeting with his relatives. Careful now, we see that when we go on vacation during the holidays many sectors in Turkey. However, in the past, we used to go to the country and meet with relatives. We observe that there is alienation in relations with relatives, “he said.


Drawing attention to the importance of consanguineous marriage in terms of genetic diseases, Prof. Dr. Tahsin Yakut, “There are roughly 7 thousand diseases that we call single gene diseases, genetic diseases or rare diseases. Most of these have the potential to occur due to consanguineous marriage. Since these are hundreds, thousands of diseases, it is very much to scan them all at birth. It is not possible, but in our country, thalassemia (Mediterranean Anemia) carriage, Mediterranean Fever carriage is very high, the carriage rate of SMA disease, which is on the agenda recently, is significantly higher in the Mediterranean region. “The fewer consanguineous marriages, the lower the incidence of these diseases in the society.”


Emphasizing that couples who have consanguineous marriages can learn the risk of disease with a blood test, Prof. Dr. Tahsin Yakut said the following:

“If your first child is healthy in consanguineous marriages, it does not mean that the second child will also be healthy. Our suggestion is that first screening should be done in terms of both chromosome-borne diseases and single gene diseases. If the carriers take precautions from the beginning, we screen them with the in vitro fertilization method with genetic embryo selection method. Thus, we ensure that people reach a healthy pregnancy. We take a small amount of blood from the vein and scan around 7 thousand genetic diseases.