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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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08 Apr 2015
Daily Sabha Turkey reports that during the International Roma Day the Turkish Roma community marked several events complaints of discrimination.Romani citizens of Turkey have complained of veiled discrimination, as is the case in other countries,...
03 Feb 2015
'Turkish Weekly' reports on the news that 57,000 children work over 40 hours a week in Turkey, according to a new study by Bahçeşehir University’s Center for Economic and Social Research (BETAM). This raises serious concerns for the welfare of the...
26 Jan 2015
'Albawaba' reports on Turkey opening its largest refugee camp, including new support for children. The new camp will host 35,000 refugees fleeing the violence of Kobani, It has two hospitals, seven medical clinics and enough classrooms for 10,000...
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...
07 Jan 2015
‘Al Arabiya News’ reports that Turkey’s education ministry has had to start running double-shift classes for Syrian refugee children. This is a result of the huge numbers of migrants from the war-torn country and the large numbers of...
26 Nov 2014
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports on data from the Istanbul Council for Workers’ Health and Work Safety (OHS) that 42 child workers who died in work accidents during the first nine months of 2014. In addition to this there were at...
30 Oct 2014
‘Alaska Dispatch News’ reports on the situation refugee women and children are facing in Turkey. A growing phenomenon over the last year is a ‘class of Turkish customers’ who are taking advantage of the situation often...
22 Sep 2014
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports about child farm labourers who have left school back in April and are still on the farms picking produce for meager wages in very difficult conditions. According to Turkish law, when it comes to farm work...
31 Jul 2014
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ reports that a local court has ruled in favour of 24 children, detained last year for attending Gezi Park protests in Izmir, claiming they had the “right” to protest according to Turkey’s...
17 Jul 2014
‘Al Arabiya News’ reports that the city of Istanbul is to take “drastic measures” to deal with the influx of Syrian refugees. According to the governor they currently have 67,000 refugees in the city, and a new legislation...

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