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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...
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,...
04 Jun 2016
Mail Online reports that a court in Turkey has sentenced a Turkish man to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children at a flagship refugee camp.The 29-year-old man, identified only as Erdal E., worked as a cleaner at...

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