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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...
09 Jul 2014
‘Hurriyet News’ reports that over 3,000 people, including children are employed in the Sirnak mines in extremely dangerous conditions. While the exact number of child workers is still unknown, there are reports that children as young as...
15 May 2014
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that children and teenagers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Nepal and Turkish Cyprus will come together with their Turkish peers to showcase their works of art during the Istanbul Children and Youth Art...
24 Apr 2014
‘Turkish Press’ reports that Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Aysenur Islam said that a residential area will be established for Syrian orphans in Turkey. The residential area will be for children over the age of 12 who are...
28 Mar 2014
‘Chicago Tribune’ reports that more than 220,000 Syrian refugees are living in Turkish camps, but some three times that number struggle to exist outside them. Some try and eke out an existence around southeast Turkey, while others have...
14 Mar 2014
‘Arab News’ reports that 78 men, 60 women and 82 children were found in a secluded camp near rubber plantations. The people who identified themselves as Turkish did not have any identification papers and is unclear how they got to...
16 Jan 2014
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ reports that in eastern and southeastern Turkey, a third of the marriages taking place involve a child bride. The women’s rights group, KAMER, released the results of a study they had been conducting on the...
26 Nov 2013
‘Bianet’ reports that Istanbul Worker Health and Work Security Assembly released a statement dedicated to Universal Children’s Day, revealing latest facts about child labor in Turkey. According to a statement released by Worker Health...

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