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Why is a child’s statement not enough?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Imagine a guy whose 16-year-old daughter has accused him of sexual abuse. Not once or twice, but for six years.

Comment(s) 3/28/2017

We must stop wasting water

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Something extraordinary happened recently.

Comment(s) 3/25/2017

Judicial punishment for two kids

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

It was four months ago when a massage parlor and several other addresses in Ankara were raided by police, rescuing minors who had been forced into prostitution.

Comment(s) 3/24/2017

Did you say justice for everyone?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

It was the year of 2011. G.K. was a first year student in law school when she was raped. After she was threatened and her psychology disrupted, she was only able to gain courage to complain two years later. Her case ended in 2015.

Comment(s) 3/14/2017

Lack of employment of women costs world $12 trillion

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

When people say gender equality is a must for development, they are not just speaking empty words. Research indicates that if women participate in working life equally with men, $12 trillion more will be added to the global economy.

Comment(s) 3/13/2017

Story of refugee workers in Turkey’s textile sector

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Many world famous clothing companies have their goods produced by textile houses in Turkey. Brands tell suppliers: “Produce this amount of that product.” Suppliers distribute the order to the contracting firms they work with.

Comment(s) 3/1/2017

A must-watch documentary about bluefish in Turkey

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Until the 1980s, dolphins were mercilessly fished in the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. The state distributed arms, ammunition and loans to dolphin fishermen for them to fish more. For years, in Black Sea houses, rags immersed in dolphin oil were used in lamps.

Comment(s) 2/27/2017

Child labor is more of an issue than the ‘image of the sector’

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Daily Hürriyet reporter Burak Coşan has documented child laborers between the ages of 10 and 14 who work for 12 hours a day at unregistered textile workshops in Istanbul’s Küçükpazar neighborhood.

Comment(s) 2/25/2017

Fed up with Istanbul traffic

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Istanbul has the third highest traffic congestion in the world. The number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.75 million, with 1,017 new vehicles registered every passing day. Each year, we spend 125 hours in traffic.

Comment(s) 2/21/2017

Don’t books have as much value as a fridge?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

With a cabinet recent decision, there will be no Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) on appliances, yachts, boats, cruise and excursion ships and no stamp tax on real estate.

Comment(s) 2/17/2017

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