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06 May 2013
‘Hurryiet Daily News’ reports that one out of every four brides is a child as families are increasingly applying to the court to change the date of birth of their daughters so that they can legally marry, warned an association of...
25 Apr 2013
‘SETimes’ reports that there are 893,000 children estimated to be working in Turkey, of which 292,000 are between the ages of 6 and 14, despite a legal working age of 15. The Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security has improved...
02 Apr 2013
‘Hurryiet Daily News’ reports that the preventable death rate among Turkish children increased 20 percent in 2011 as 815 preventable death cases are listed in a report recently released by Children on the Agenda Association. However,...
25 Feb 2013
‘The Inquisitr’ reports that Turkey wants children adopted by foreign gay couples and Christian couples returned to the country. Turkish officials are campaigning to get adopted children living in homes which do not mesh Islamic values...
29 Oct 2012
‘Hurryiet Daily News’ reports that the Istanbul police department has stated that the number of missing children notices has risen in the last three years. Referring to the latest statistics, the head of the police department’s...
10 Sep 2012
‘World News’ reports that sixty people drowned after a boat carrying asylum seekers trying to reach Europe capsized in waters off western Turkey. Among the dead were 28 children and 18 women, Anatolia said after initially putting the...
31 Aug 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the decision by a Sakarya court to release 19 (the ages of whom range between 14 and 20) suspects who were in custody on charges of sexually assaulting a 14 year old has caused outrage among women...
25 Jun 2012
‘SETimes’ reports that amid the growing discussions about the new constitution, activists have been regularly pointing out the need to address childrens’ rights in the new legislation. The Child Foundation initiative published an...
11 Jun 2012
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ reports that the main opposition Republican People’s Party has asked the Constitutional Court to suspend and annul the controversial education bill that will profoundly overhaul Turkey’s education system and...
23 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that the Ministry of Justice is working on new projects to replace juvenile detention centres with new facilities that are designed to ensure the psychological and sociological welfare of minors. The...

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