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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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19 Jun 2015
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports on the call of the Council of Europe on Turkey to pay attention and fight more effectively human trafficking. The Council of Europe is administering the European Court of Human Rights and also created the Convention on Action...
26 May 2015
TOL reports that Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey have agreed to set up a joint border and customs center for better migration control at one of the EU’s most porous borders. The center will be located at the Kapitan Andreevo crossing at the Turkish...
23 May 2015
'Today's Zaman' reports that for decades, the Turkish state ignored its millions of Roma citizens, with the media following suit. The Roma have long complained that the stereotypes TV shows perpetuate are inappropriate, as they show Roma...
13 May 2015
'Daily News' reports that United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Turkey has launched a campaign titled “Vote for Children” before the June 7 general elections, calling on all political parties to include children’s rights issues in their election...
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...

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