Mid-Week Brief Vol 21

Hello from Glasgow, Scotland;

Here's your mid-week brief covering this week's migration-related developments and stories in and around Turkey. (vol. 21) 
By Y. Emre Küçükkaya; PhD Candidate in International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

[Hurriyet Daily] Turkish authorities launch probe over reports of dozens of Syrian teen pregnancies

In 2017, hospital officials failed to notify judicial authorities of at least 348 pregnant minors, a majority of which were Syrians, who applied for medical care, a criminal complaint filed on May 7 said. According to regulations that should be enforced by the Health Ministry, prosecutors or police forces should be notified in all cases of teen pregnancy under the age of 18. Cases involving (pregnant) teens younger than 15 automatically qualify as “sexual abuse.”

[TRT World] At least 19 dead as refugee boat sinks off northern Cyprus: At least 19 people died when a boat carrying about 150 migrants sank off the coast of Northern Cyprus, and rescuers were searching for 25 other people, Turkey's coast guard said on Wednesday.

[The Guardian]: Buzzwords and tortuous impact studies won't fix a broken aid system:
Fifteen leading economists, including three Nobel winners, argue that the many billions of dollars spent on aid can do little to alleviate poverty while we fail to tackle its root causes.
-[The Guardian]: After this World Cup victory, Can France finally throw off racism?, by Myriam François

-[SocialistWorker]: Life at the Frontier, by Chris Jones and Sofiane Ait Chalalet

-[Project Syndicate]:  A New Approach to MENA’s Refugee Crisis, by Nasser Saidi 

-[Reuters]: Turkish photographer praised for his shot to stop child marriage

-[AlJazeera] : Newcomer or refugee? Why the Dutch are sensitive about labels

-[Daily Sabah]: Turkish academic Şirin receives prestigious US award for helping refugee children
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