Based upon reports and figures collected by a non-governmental organization, there are around 118,000 women and girls working as prostitutes in Turkey.
The NGO stated that the majority of the prostitutes are street workers. Over 100,000 females work as street prostitutes across Turkey, with half of the females being children.
In addition to the street, there are 15,000 prostitutes who are officially registered with the government, and an additional 3,000 prostitutes working in brothels located in 55 of the 81 provinces of Turkey. There are reports of women working in the brothels until the age of 60.
Source: “Over 100,000 sex slaves in Turkey, half are children: NGO,” Hurriyet Daily News, October 5, 2013.