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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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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...
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...
24 Jan 2015
'The Independent' reports on a growing controversy in Turkey over reports a Burger King manager in Istanbul beat a hungry refugee child who was found eating left over food in the fast food chain. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the child...
29 Feb 2012
‘Bianet’ reports that juveniles were detained on the grounds of political issues but were put in cells together with convicts who were not political prisoners and who allegedly physically and sexually abused them at the Pozant? Prison...

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