Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Turkey

Citrus Fruits
Citrus Fruits
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Cotton
Cotton
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Cumin
Cumin
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Footwear
Footwear
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Furniture
Furniture
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Garments
Garments
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Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts
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Peanuts
Peanuts
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Pulses (Legumes)
Pulses (Legumes)
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Sugar Beets
Sugar Beets
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Turkey
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Turkey made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government signed a Joint Declaration on the Elimination of Child Labor, declaring 2018 as the Year of Elimination of Child Labor. In addition, 355 labor inspectors, 81 provincial directors, and 320 teachers were trained on child labor. The Integrated Model for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting prevented 1,022 children from working in hazelnut harvesting and was extended to 2020. However, children in Turkey engage in the worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation and recruitment by non-state armed groups. Children also perform dangerous tasks in seasonal agriculture and in small and medium manufacturing enterprises. Uneven enforcement resulted in insufficient protection of children employed in child labor. In addition, prohibition of compulsory recruitment of children by non-state armed groups does not meet international standards.

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