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12 Jul 2009
Turkey launched a campaign to raise awareness about trafficking in human beings.* According to ‘Turknet’, in the framework of the campaign “Join Turkey’s Fight Against Human Trafficking”, Turkey has prepared short...
25 Jun 2009
‘Bianet’ reports that the Committee on the Rights of the Child prepared a list of questions for Turkey, after CIAG (Initiative for Justcie for Children) sent an a*lternative report in which it described its efforts to prevent children...
16 May 2009
‘Bianet News Center’ reports that a human rights delegation visited the prison in Diyarbakir to monitor the situation of children held there. According to the prison manager there were 23 “political” detained and convicted...
17 Nov 2008
The Turkish government has blamed Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, of ruining Turkey’s image by participating in an undercover documentary on orphanages. In the film, orphanages are pictured as cruel and humiliating places for children.
17 Jul 2008
‘Turkish Daily news’ runs a feature about former street children who have founded a magazine written, published and sold by street children. The children are living in the dormitory of “Children of hope” Association where...
04 May 2008
A small article on the website of the ‘Turkish Daily News’ denounces the destruction of one of the oldest European Roma neighborhood; the Sulukule, in Istanbul. MEPs said their discontentment about the actions of the Istanbul...
18 Mar 2008
The ‘Turkish Daily News’ reports of a seminar in Ankara, where participants called for a more effective national child protection as well as a Children’s Ombudsman system. A more effective national child protection system in...

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