Turkey is now chemically castrating sexual offenders


Turkey is introducing measures to eliminate or lower the sexual drive of people convicted of sexual offences, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.

Chemical castration will be used on convicts either in prison or during the "control period" if they are conditionally released.

A woman shouts during an anti-coup rally in Turkey (Petros Karadjias/AP)

New regulation states that sex offenders must join treatment programs, and that non-compliance will result in further punishment.

Offenders will also be barred from living in the same area as their victim's work or home and be unable to work with children.

Under 18s are exempt from the regulation.