(1) Any person who encourages a child to become a prostitute, facilitates a child becoming
such or supplies or accommodates a child for such purpose, or acts as an intermediary
for the prostitution of a child, shall be sentenced to a penalty of imprisonment for a term
of four to ten years and judicial fine up to five thousand days. Preparatory acts and
activities for commission of this offence shall be punished as a completed offence.
(2) Any person who encourages another to become a prostitute or who facilitates or acts as
an intermediary for such or who provides an environment for such purpose shall be
sentenced to a penalty of imprisonment for a term of two to four years and a judicial fine
up to three thousand days. Earning a living, totally or partially, from the proceeds of
prostitution shall be presumed to be an encouragement to prostitution.
(3) (Abolished on 6/12/2006 - By Article 45 of the Law no. 5560)
(4) The penalty to be imposed according to the aforementioned paragraphs shall be
increased by one half to two folds where a person is encouraged to engage in acts of
prostitution or secures an individual to engage in prostitution through the use of threat,
violence, deceit, or by taking advantage of another’s desperation.
(5) The penalty to be imposed according to aforementioned paragraphs shall be increased
by one half where the offence is committed by a spouse, direct-antecedents, direct
antecedents-in-law, sibling, adopting parent, guardian, trainer, educator, nurse or any
other person responsible for the protection and supervision of a person; or by a public
officer or employee who misuses the influence derived from their positions.
(6) The penalty to be imposed according to aforementioned paragraphs shall be increased
by one half where the offence is committed within the framework of the activities of a
(7) Legal entities shall be subject to security measures for involvement in these offences.
(8) Any person who has been forced into prostitution may be given treatment or