Cameroon dating customs
Experts believe that the custom is being practiced amongst the several thousand Cameroonians now living here.
The remaining 25% of the population follow variations of traditional animist beliefs, paying homage to the spirits of ancestors.
However, society is changing and as Turkey grows into its twenty-first century skin, traditions are changing, with women shifting from a passive to an active role - including in the realm of courtship.
Despite recent changes, Turkish dating culture remains conservative, especially outside of the larger cities.
A hidden form of abuse known as “breast ironing”, in which girls as young as 10 have their chests pounded with hot objects to disguise the onset of puberty, could be taking place in Britain.
The mutilation is a traditional practice from Cameroon designed to deter unwanted male attention, pregnancy and rape by delaying the signs that a girl is becoming a woman.
With so many cultures and traditions, there is general tolerance between groups.