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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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23 Dec 2010
‘Bianet’ reports that the Turkish Parliamentary Research Commission released a report on the disappearance of children. It revealed that family pressure, poverty, violence or lack of education are some of the main reasons for children...
22 Dec 2010
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the recent referendum has established a Children’s Rights Bureau to help children of Istanbul. The Bureau will be able to manage individual complaints about abuse, right to education, and other...
03 Dec 2010
‘Hurriyet News’ reports that Turkish Parliament adopted the convention on November 25th. According to State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf Turkish laws adequately protect children, yet the adoption of the convention is a major step forward...
23 Nov 2010
Amnesty reports on its website that since 2006 thousands of children – some as young as 12 – have been prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws. As reported earlier, the Turkish government amended law to prevent such prosecutions. However...
14 Nov 2010
‘Sunday Zaman’ reports of a study conducted by the President of the Lifelong Education and Development Centre – mapping crime in Turkey. He noticed several trends including an increase of violence involving children and also that...
11 Nov 2010
‘Hurriyet News’ reports that Turkey has promised to ratify the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse by the end of November. It comes at a time when Turkey assumes chairmanship of the...
26 Oct 2010
‘Voice of America’ published the story of Kurdish youngsters who are now out of Turkish prisons and get psychological assistance from a centre of the Human Rights Foundation that was originally intended for all abuse and torture victims...
02 Oct 2010
‘Reuters’ reports that the Turkish government seized the one-time state yacht of Kemal Ataturk, after discovering that it was used for parties involving eight prostitutes as well as two underage girls. The Turkish Minister canceled the...
16 Aug 2010
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that Justice Minister announced that the Counter-terrorism Law has been amended to allow children, who attended illegal meetings to be heard in special juvenile tribunals, and not charged with terrorism. As...
09 Jul 2010
Human Rights Commissioner Hammarberg published two letters sent to the Turkish government, in which he expresses his concern about the situation of children detained. He said that there were too many children detained – which is at variance...

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