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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...
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,...
12 Jun 2016
The Turkish weekly reports that experts have expressed alarm that the already high figure of child laborers in Turkey, which numbered almost 1 million in 2012, has been increasing, as millions of Syrian refugees try to earn a living after crossing...
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...
03 Apr 2016
Telesur reports that as Greece prepares to implement the controversial EU-Turkey refugee deal, girls are falling prey to human traffickers on an unprecedented scale. The European Union and Turkey have treated Syrian refugees so terribly that they...
09 Dec 2015
Hurriyet Daily News reports that one third of marriages in Turkey involve underage girls, according to a women’s rights lawyer speaking at a conference that was called to tackle the problem. The actual number is probably far higher because many...
05 Aug 2015
Fox News reports on organisation Save the Children's concerns about refugee children in Greece, who the organisation says are at risk of exploitation and disease since the State's authorities are overwhelmed by the numbers of refugees arriving every...
28 Jul 2015
Catholic Online reports on Turkey's response to thirteen-year-old Syrian refugee Ahmet Hamdo, who was recently beaten by a Turkish restaurant owner for selling tissues to customers. When news and photographs of the boy's abuse spread, the Turkish...

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