Turkey wants children adopted by foreign gay couples and Christian couples returned to the country. Turkish officials are campaigning to get adopted children living in homes which do not mesh Islamic values sent back home.
Children who were adopted by Christian and gay couples in European countries are a top priority in the ongoing effort, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Governmental officials are reportedly focused on Turkish children living with gay and lesbian couples first, The Blaze reports.
One of the highest profile cases revolves around a 9-year-old boy named Yunus. He was allegedly taken away from his parents when he was a baby after supposedly being dropped on the ground. The Turkish baby was then sent to live with a lesbian couple in the Netherlands.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told government representatives in foreign nations to get the process rolling for the return of Yunus to his family. The Parliament Human Rights Commission in Turkey has also reportedly been instructed to search for similar adoption placements which run afoul of Islamic law.