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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...
19 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that two new short video clips, one about the exploitation of children forced to beg are to be aired on TV soon. Prepared jointly by the Ankara Police Department and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the...
10 Apr 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that Turkish Roma, who are happy with some recent contributions of the government to ensure their rights in Turkey, seek more educational and financial improvements to better their living conditions....
23 Mar 2012
Today’s Zaman reports that a recently released Justice Ministry report seeks the arrest of 18 inmates and six prison officials on charges of abusing minors in Adana’s Pozant? Juvenile Detention Center. Minors reported the incidents before,...
13 Mar 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that discrimination, violence, unequal power relations, lack of education and child marriage are still problems that Turkish women face on this year’s March 8 International Women’s Day. The...
07 Mar 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that a deputy from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) requested to be allowed to make a 12-hour speech during a debate in a Parliamentary commission over a draft law aimed at changing...
07 Mar 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that three busloads of minors pulled out of Pozant? Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday morning to mark the first wave of prisoner transfers from the Adana-based detention center amongst allegations of...
05 Mar 2012
‘Hurriyet Daily News’ reports that the sub-panel of Turkish parliament’s education commission discussed proposals submitted by civic groups and trade unions on the much-criticized education reform bill. The most controversial proposal...
29 Feb 2012
‘Bianet’ reports that juveniles were detained on the grounds of political issues but were put in cells together with convicts who were not political prisoners and who allegedly physically and sexually abused them at the Pozant? Prison...
17 Feb 2012
‘Today’s Zaman’ reports that fifty children were killed by land mines, bombs and random gunfire in 2011, according to a report titled _*“Children’s Right to Life”_ released by the Children’s Rights Center and Agenda Child...

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