No surprises….

This story that offers that prostitution is legal in Turkey prompted me to survey the legal status of prostitution in nations which are members of the Organization of Islamic Conference. Well, Turkey is an exception, and since I used the The World Sex Guide (not work friendly!) there was little data on many countries without much sex tourism.

Nation Prostitution Status
Afghanistan *
Albania de jure illegal
Algeria *
AZERBAIJAN *
BAHRAIN Illegal
BANGLADESH de jure illegal
BENIN *
BRUNEI-DARUSSALAM *
BURKINA-FASO *
CAMEROON *
CHAD *
COMOROS *
DJIBOUTI *
EGYPT Illegal
GABON *
GUINEA *
GUINEA-BISSAU *
GUYANA *
INDONESIA de jure illegal
IRAN *
IRAQ *
JORDAN *
KAZAKHSTAN Illegal
KUWAIT *
KYRGHYZSTAN *
LEBANON *
LIBYA  
MALAYSIA *
MALDIVES *
MALI *
MAURITANIA *
MOROCCO *
MOZAMBIQUE *
NIGER *
NIGERIA de jure illegal
OMAN *
PAKISTAN Illegal
QATAR *
SAUDI ARABIA *
SENEGAL *
SIERRA LEONE *
SOMALIA *
SUDAN *
SURINAME Legal
SYRIA *
TAJIKISTAN *
TOGO *
TUNISIA *
TURKEY Legal
TURKMENISTAN *
UGANDA *
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES *
UZBEKISTAN *
YEMEN *
COTE D’IVOIRE *
   

Posted by razib at 09:46 PM

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