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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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22 Nov 2016
'NPR' reports that Turkey has tabled a controversial measure by the ruling party that would have allowed some sexual abusers of children to escape prison time if they married their victims. The bill was sharply criticized by opposition parties and...
26 Aug 2016
According to a news report from Reuters, the delayed reaction of the EU to provide humanitarian support and asylum assistance is putting the lives of thousands of Syrian children in limbo. The 3 billion Euros of aid promised by the EU to Turkey is...
22 Aug 2016
'IBT News' reports that Nasira Lopez, a Syrian teacher living in Istanbul, set up a school for refugee children in Turkey to prevent their exploitation and avoid child labour. "I wanted every child to be able to go to school as they should, and set...
19 Aug 2016
'EU Observer' reports that the Council of Europe’s special representative on migration and refugees, Tomas Bocek, praised Turkey for their efforts in helping huge numbers of displaced people from neighbouring states but raised doubts over their...
16 Aug 2016
According to ABC news, Turkey has complained to officials in Austria and Sweden concerning media reports in the EU states concerning a Turkish Constitutional Court ruling on child abuse which they say has been misrepresented. The reports claimed...
15 Aug 2016
New Europe reports that last month Turkey’s Constitutional Court annulled a law punishing sexual acts with children under 15 years old. A district court complained that the current law does not distinguish between a 14-year old and a 4-year old,...
01 Aug 2016
The Tablet reports that economic hardship experienced by Syrian refugee families living in neighbouring countries is forcing children into arranged marriage and child labour, a report by Caritas Europe has found.
30 Jul 2016
The Guardian reports that the numbers of refugees arriving in Greece have increased dramatically since the failed coup in Turkey. Although there had been a steady decline in the number of people arriving since the signing of the EU-Turkey deal back...
28 Jul 2016
This European Commission press release announces that "the EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the...
26 Jul 2016
Thomas Reuters Foundation reports on conditions in Turkey for Syrian refugees. It is not uncommon for children as young as 10 to be working in factories producing cheap goods for the Western fashion retail market. Meanwhile, of course, these...

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