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29 Oct 2012
‘Hurryiet Daily News’ reports that the Istanbul police department has stated that the number of missing children notices has risen in the last three years. Referring to the latest statistics, the head of the police department’s...
10 Sep 2012
‘World News’ reports that sixty people drowned after a boat carrying asylum seekers trying to reach Europe capsized in waters off western Turkey. Among the dead were 28 children and 18 women, Anatolia said after initially putting the...
31 Aug 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the decision by a Sakarya court to release 19 (the ages of whom range between 14 and 20) suspects who were in custody on charges of sexually assaulting a 14 year old has caused outrage among women...
25 Jun 2012
‘SETimes’ reports that amid the growing discussions about the new constitution, activists have been regularly pointing out the need to address childrens’ rights in the new legislation. The Child Foundation initiative published an...
11 Jun 2012
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ reports that the main opposition Republican People’s Party has asked the Constitutional Court to suspend and annul the controversial education bill that will profoundly overhaul Turkey’s education system and...
23 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the Ministry of Justice is working on new projects to replace juvenile detention centres with new facilities that are designed to ensure the psychological and sociological welfare of minors. The...
19 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that two new short video clips, one about the exploitation of children forced to beg are to be aired on TV soon. Prepared jointly by the Ankara Police Department and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the...
10 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that Turkish Roma, who are happy with some recent contributions of the government to ensure their rights in Turkey, seek more educational and financial improvements to better their living conditions....
23 Mar 2012
Today’s Zaman reports that a recently released Justice Ministry report seeks the arrest of 18 inmates and six prison officials on charges of abusing minors in Adana’s Pozant? Juvenile Detention Center. Minors reported the incidents before,...
13 Mar 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that discrimination, violence, unequal power relations, lack of education and child marriage are still problems that Turkish women face on this year’s March 8 International Women’s Day. The...

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