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22 Jun 2011
‘Bianet’ reports that during a panel discussion organised on the International Day against Child Labour, Assoc. Prof. Ferdi Tan?r emphasized that that children who are working under unhealthy conditions today cannot develop into healthy...
20 Apr 2011
‘Daily News’ reports that as part of a project to raise awareness of cultural heritage among children, the “Friendship Train” will visit several Turkish cities and towns for five days. For the project, organized in collaboration with...
08 Mar 2011
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports of a workshop to mark International Women’s Day, but also highlights that the Ankara Bar Association will sign a protocol to allow free legal counsel for women and children – victims of domestic...
28 Feb 2011
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports of the 1st Turkish Children’s Rights Congress with the participation of 4000 students between 11 and 18. On this occasion a survey was published in which a large majority of children complain about...
21 Jan 2011
‘Bianet’ reports that while amendments have been made to the Turkish laws to not persecute children under anti-terrorism laws for attending demonstrations, the problem is still going on. Children are imprisoned now for being members of...
19 Jan 2011
‘Today’s Zaman’ published an interview with the newly appointed UNICEF representative to Turkey. In the interview he said he hoped Turkey would soon have a children’s ombudsman who can work to improve the fulfillment of...
23 Dec 2010
‘Bianet’ reports that the Turkish Parliamentary Research Commission released a report on the disappearance of children. It revealed that family pressure, poverty, violence or lack of education are some of the main reasons for children...
22 Dec 2010
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the recent referendum has established a Children’s Rights Bureau to help children of Istanbul. The Bureau will be able to manage individual complaints about abuse, right to education, and other...
03 Dec 2010
‘Hurriyet News’ reports that Turkish Parliament adopted the convention on November 25th. According to State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf Turkish laws adequately protect children, yet the adoption of the convention is a major step forward...
23 Nov 2010
Amnesty reports on its website that since 2006 thousands of children – some as young as 12 – have been prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws. As reported earlier, the Turkish government amended law to prevent such prosecutions. However...

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