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04 Dec 2009
‘IPS News’ reports that recent amendments to the anti-terror law makes it possible to sentence children as terrorists for up to 50 years in prison. According to figures there are 3’000 children currently in prison in Turkey,...
16 Nov 2009
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ published a review of the current status of children’s rights in Turkey on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UNCRC. It highlights the lack of juvenile courts, the lack of an independent...
30 Oct 2009
“Hurriyet” Daily News reports that the Swedish model criminalizing the purchase of sexual services could become a model for Turkey which is both a transit and destination country for trafficked women. Most women in Turkey come from...
02 Oct 2009
‘Bianet’ published the executive summary of the report of Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg about his visit to Turkey between 28 June and 3 July. The report (in two parts) covers the situation of minorities, freedom of association,...
12 Jul 2009
Turkey launched a campaign to raise awareness about trafficking in human beings.* According to ‘Turknet’, in the framework of the campaign “Join Turkey’s Fight Against Human Trafficking”, Turkey has prepared short...
25 Jun 2009
‘Bianet’ reports that the Committee on the Rights of the Child prepared a list of questions for Turkey, after CIAG (Initiative for Justcie for Children) sent an a*lternative report in which it described its efforts to prevent children...
16 May 2009
‘Bianet News Center’ reports that a human rights delegation visited the prison in Diyarbakir to monitor the situation of children held there. According to the prison manager there were 23 “political” detained and convicted...

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