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23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day in Turkey

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This national day, 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, in Turkey is a unique event. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, made a present of April 23 to all the world’s children to emphasize that they are successor of the future.

Every year, the children in Turkey celebrate this “Sovereignty and Children’s Day” as a national holiday. Schools participate in week-long ceremonies marked by performances in all fields in large stadiums watched by the entire nation. Among the activities on this day, the children send their representatives to replace state officials and high ranking civil servants in their offices. The President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet ministers, provincial governors all turn over their positions to children’s representatives. These children, in turn, sign executive orders relating to educational and environmental policies. On this day, the children also replace the parliamentarians in the Grand National Assembly and hold a special session to discuss matters concerning children’s issues

Over the last two decades, the Turkish officials have been working hard to internationalize this important day. Their efforts resulted in large number of world states’ sending groups of children to Turkey to participate in the above stated festivities. During their stay in Turkey, the foreign children are housed in Turkish homes and find an important opportunity to interact with the Turkish children and learn about each other’s countries and cultures. The foreign children groups also participate in the special session of the Grand National Assembly.

This results in a truly international Assembly, where children pledge their commitment to international peace and brotherhood.

The importance of April 23 as a special day of children has been recognized by the international community. UNICEF decided to recognize this important day as the International Children’s Day.

PEACE GAME BALL FOR REFUGEES CHILDREN

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PEACE GAME BALL FOR REFUGEES CHILDREN

“MÜLTECİ ÇOCUKLAR İÇİN BARIŞ OYUN TOPU KAMPANYASI”

“BİR PAS DA SEN VER”

‪International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, April 6, 2017

“We are inviting the whole mankind to this meaningful project with the wishes of ending the wars in the world and sustaining the peace”

UNICEF: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II. Countries neighbouring the Syrian Arabic Republic are hosting more than 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees, including more than 2.2 million children. By the end of November 2016, Turkey had the highest number of registered Syrian refugees (2,764,500), followed by Lebanon (1,017,433), Jordan (655,833), Iraq (227,971) and Egypt (115,204). Depleted resources, the high cost of living and restricted livelihood opportunities due to lack of access to employment and legal residency are making it difficult for vulnerable families to meet their own and their children’s basic need (unicef.org )

There are 2.7 million Syrian refugees in the country, according to UNICEF. Across the region, a total of 2.7 million Syrian children, most of them inside the war-ravaged country. About 380,000 Syrian children of school age are missing out on education in Turkey, raising the risk of a “lost generation”, according to the UN children’s fund UNICEF. Nearly 180,000 babies were born to Syrian refugees in Turkey between April 2011 and September 2016.

The Facility for Refugees in Turkey (Map)

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