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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...
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,...
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...
06 May 2013
‘Hurryiet Daily News’ reports that one out of every four brides is a child as families are increasingly applying to the court to change the date of birth of their daughters so that they can legally marry, warned an association of...
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...
12 Jan 2012
‘PressTV’ reports that a Turkish lawmaker says one third of Turkish women have married when they were underage. The lawmaker believes that old traditions and economic factors are among the main reasons behind the issue.It seems that...
18 Nov 2011
‘The New York Times’ reports on a film, entitled “Child Brides”, which is the result of an 18-month information and awareness campaign conducted by the “Flying Broom” women’s rights group, which included seminars, conferences and...

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