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According to the İstanbul Police Department, a total of 16,866 children ran away in the period from 2009-2011 in İstanbul, and there was an average of 10 children running away from home each day three years ago.
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rick murphy
2012-11-04 04:37:18 UTC
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Those children are the victims of irresponsible, ignorant and poor
adults, their parents who are also victims of their own irresponsible,
ignorant and poor parents . They will grow up irresponsibly, ignorant
and poor, and produce their own children as irresponsible, ignorant
and poor victims.

Those children are surplus people; they were brought to life without
necessary recourses. Their parents, their nation, their communities do
not have food, shelter, clothing, school, (most important of all) love
for them. That is why they are surplus.

By the mean time, their prime minister is demanding 3 to 5 children
from each family. He is repeating this demand time to time in his
speeches to the nation while restricting family planning programs. He
himself is an irresponsible and ignorant person.

It is a total and helpless vicious circle. It has been going on ever
since humans set foot on earth everywhere and every country.

Mr. Erdogan and his neo-Ottoman friends can brag about the conquest of
Istanbul and Ottoman glory, and march replica of Ottoman military band
in the streets of the democratic Republic of Turkiye as much as they
like, the problems of Turkiye's children need love, affection, care,
intelligence and responsibility on the part of the government as well
as the citizens. Past Ottoman glory(!) cannot remedy problems of
Turkiye's children today.



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According to the İstanbul Police Department, a total of 16,866
children ran away in the period from 2009-2011 in İstanbul, and there
was an average of 10 children running away from home each day three
years ago. That number has skyrocketed by 150 percent, however, and in
2012 an average of 25 children have run away each day. Worse still,
only a fraction of the runaways are reported to the police.


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http://www.todayszaman.com/news-297036-most-runaway-children-become-criminals-or-victims.html

Most runaway children become criminals or victims

Picture: The police department of the northern province of Kastamonu
has developed a social project to reduce juvenile crime. Police say
the project has contributed to a substantial decline in juvenile
crime. (PHOTO AA, İZZET SARI)

4 November 2012 / TUĞBA ÖCEK, İSTANBUL

When a child goes missing or runs away from home, it is not just a sad
story in the newspaper, or even just a tragedy for the child’s family.
It is also a cause for concern for the entire country because most
children who run away from home end up involved in crime.

Even more alarming is the fact that the number of children going
missing, running away from home or being kidnapped is on rise.
According to the İstanbul Police Department, a total of 16,866
children ran away in the period from 2009-2011 in İstanbul, and there
was an average of 10 children running away from home each day three
years ago. That number has skyrocketed by 150 percent, however, and in
2012 an average of 25 children have run away each day. Worse still,
only a fraction of the runaways are reported to the police.

Head of the İstanbul Police Department’s Children’s Unit, Murat Koçak,
said that 48 percent of runaway children are found, 18 percent become
victims of crime, and 30 percent become involved in crime. These
figures suggest that one in every three runaways becomes a criminal
and that nearly one of every five missing children becomes a victim of
crime.

Living on the streets, these children often face a myriad of serious
circumstances. They are commonly forced to resort to theft,
prostitution or drug dealing to get by.

Runaway children or other children on their own frequently end up
sleeping in derelict buildings, fields and even graveyards, and at
least a quarter of children who run away are either harmed or are at
substantial risk while away from home.

Children living on their own also end up having little schooling, and
many cannot read or write. As a result of having limited opportunities
to improve their lives, and suffering extreme hardship and often
physical abuse, as adults they frequently end up being socially
excluded and isolated people, with poorer quality friendships, weaker
connections to family or school and lower overall well-being.

Family life is major factor behind children leaving home

The biggest reason for children leaving home is physical or emotional
mistreatment and/or sexual abuse within the family. Experts generally
agree that while there may be many factors behind the decision, no
child wants to leave a warm, secure, loving home unless there is a
very serious reason to compel that choice.

Children from broken homes are three times more likely to run away as
those who have a stable background. The children most likely to
abandon home are those subjected to physical violence by a drunken or
drug-addicted parent, or children who witness physical violence taking
place within the family. Another reason children leave home is when
they are too often compared with their siblings or with other
children, or when they are criticized for their lack of skill or
success, making the child feel inadequate or disliked by the family.

The quality of family relationships is more important than economic
factors, however the two can overlap. In some families suffering
financial difficulty, children are seen as a source of income, and
they are forced to work, which also leads to children deciding to go
out on their own. Unhappy children leave home in the hope that life
somewhere else will be better than the one they leave behind.

“Poor quality family relationships and neglectful parenting make
children and young people feel helpless,” says Gülhan Şişman, vice
president of the Foundation for the Prevention of Juvenile Crimes and
Offenses. Emphasizing the fact that the issue of child abuse within
families is not an issue we actually want to face, Şişman said: “We
always say that this is not widespread in our country and we hope it
will not become more common. But in fact we cannot know for sure,
because we have been keeping records for only three years.”

Another important point in the police data indicates that 26 percent
of the children who ran away from home and subsequently return,
forcefully or not, will run away again. Most persistent runaways are
trying to escape violence, physical or sexual abuse and neglect at
home. However, the frequency with which a child runs away from home is
significant. Sometimes children also take flight in search of
adventure or for reasons other than severe mistreatment. In addition,
occasionally, some profoundly autistic or those with mental illness
may also run away from home, whether it’s an abusive or loving
environment.

Youngsters joining terrorist gangs not reported to police

The largest number of runaway children is reported in İstanbul, but in
some eastern provinces there is an additional consideration. Many
children run away from home to join terrorist organizations, or they
are abducted by terrorists who force them to join their organizations.
Şişman noted that this is a critical problem but said the local
population does not do everything it can to deal with the issue.
According to Şişman, parents often do not report children who ran away
to join a terrorist organization to the police because they believe
that there is no hope of return for their child. “Taking youngsters at
the age of 13 or 15 from their home and taking them to hideouts in the
mountains to train with guns makes us no different than African
countries,” Şişman remarked.

The İstanbul Police Department’s Koçak also mentioned the Amber alert
program, named for 9-year-old abduction victim Amber Hagerman in the
US, for dealing with the missing or abducted children. It is a
voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters
and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most
serious child abduction cases. Broadcasters air a description of the
abducted child and the suspected abductor in order to reach a wide
audience and assist efforts to locate the missing child as soon as
possible. Koçak said this system, already adopted by many countries,
including the US, France, England, Germany, Canada, Australia,
Ireland, Malaysia and Mexico, should be used in Turkey, too, to reduce
the number of missing children.

Şişman asserted that although people in Turkey are as sensitive to the
notion of missing children as people in the rest of the world, there
is still a problem with galvanizing the entire community to assist in
the search for and safe recovery of a missing child.
choro
2012-11-04 04:46:59 UTC
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komunizm du$mani! ;-)

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de girer.

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verenin dudugunu calar!
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Post by rick murphy
Those children are the victims of irresponsible, ignorant and poor
adults, their parents who are also victims of their own irresponsible,
ignorant and poor parents . They will grow up irresponsibly, ignorant
and poor, and produce their own children as irresponsible, ignorant
and poor victims.
Those children are surplus people; they were brought to life without
necessary recourses. Their parents, their nation, their communities do
not have food, shelter, clothing, school, (most important of all) love
for them. That is why they are surplus.
Just like you I would have thought!
Post by rick murphy
By the mean time, their prime minister is demanding 3 to 5 children
from each family. He is repeating this demand time to time in his
speeches to the nation while restricting family planning programs. He
himself is an irresponsible and ignorant person.
It is a total and helpless vicious circle. It has been going on ever
since humans set foot on earth everywhere and every country.
Mr. Erdogan and his neo-Ottoman friends can brag about the conquest of
Istanbul and Ottoman glory, and march replica of Ottoman military band
in the streets of the democratic Republic of Turkiye as much as they
like, the problems of Turkiye's children need love, affection, care,
intelligence and responsibility on the part of the government as well
as the citizens. Past Ottoman glory(!) cannot remedy problems of
Turkiye's children today.
I will try and remember to remind you of this next time you start
singing the glories of the Ottoman Empire!

*Amma yanar donere cattik ha!*
Post by rick murphy
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According to the İstanbul Police Department, a total of 16,866
children ran away in the period from 2009-2011 in İstanbul, and there
was an average of 10 children running away from home each day three
years ago. That number has skyrocketed by 150 percent, however, and in
2012 an average of 25 children have run away each day. Worse still,
only a fraction of the runaways are reported to the police.
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http://www.todayszaman.com/news-297036-most-runaway-children-become-criminals-or-victims.html
Most runaway children become criminals or victims
Picture: The police department of the northern province of Kastamonu
has developed a social project to reduce juvenile crime. Police say
the project has contributed to a substantial decline in juvenile
crime. (PHOTO AA, İZZET SARI)
4 November 2012 / TUĞBA ÖCEK, İSTANBUL
When a child goes missing or runs away from home, it is not just a sad
story in the newspaper, or even just a tragedy for the child’s family.
It is also a cause for concern for the entire country because most
children who run away from home end up involved in crime.
Even more alarming is the fact that the number of children going
missing, running away from home or being kidnapped is on rise.
According to the İstanbul Police Department, a total of 16,866
children ran away in the period from 2009-2011 in İstanbul, and there
was an average of 10 children running away from home each day three
years ago. That number has skyrocketed by 150 percent, however, and in
2012 an average of 25 children have run away each day. Worse still,
only a fraction of the runaways are reported to the police.
Head of the İstanbul Police Department’s Children’s Unit, Murat Koçak,
said that 48 percent of runaway children are found, 18 percent become
victims of crime, and 30 percent become involved in crime. These
figures suggest that one in every three runaways becomes a criminal
and that nearly one of every five missing children becomes a victim of
crime.
Living on the streets, these children often face a myriad of serious
circumstances. They are commonly forced to resort to theft,
prostitution or drug dealing to get by.
Runaway children or other children on their own frequently end up
sleeping in derelict buildings, fields and even graveyards, and at
least a quarter of children who run away are either harmed or are at
substantial risk while away from home.
Children living on their own also end up having little schooling, and
many cannot read or write. As a result of having limited opportunities
to improve their lives, and suffering extreme hardship and often
physical abuse, as adults they frequently end up being socially
excluded and isolated people, with poorer quality friendships, weaker
connections to family or school and lower overall well-being.
Family life is major factor behind children leaving home
The biggest reason for children leaving home is physical or emotional
mistreatment and/or sexual abuse within the family. Experts generally
agree that while there may be many factors behind the decision, no
child wants to leave a warm, secure, loving home unless there is a
very serious reason to compel that choice.
Children from broken homes are three times more likely to run away as
those who have a stable background. The children most likely to
abandon home are those subjected to physical violence by a drunken or
drug-addicted parent, or children who witness physical violence taking
place within the family. Another reason children leave home is when
they are too often compared with their siblings or with other
children, or when they are criticized for their lack of skill or
success, making the child feel inadequate or disliked by the family.
The quality of family relationships is more important than economic
factors, however the two can overlap. In some families suffering
financial difficulty, children are seen as a source of income, and
they are forced to work, which also leads to children deciding to go
out on their own. Unhappy children leave home in the hope that life
somewhere else will be better than the one they leave behind.
“Poor quality family relationships and neglectful parenting make
children and young people feel helpless,” says Gülhan Şişman, vice
president of the Foundation for the Prevention of Juvenile Crimes and
Offenses. Emphasizing the fact that the issue of child abuse within
families is not an issue we actually want to face, Şişman said: “We
always say that this is not widespread in our country and we hope it
will not become more common. But in fact we cannot know for sure,
because we have been keeping records for only three years.”
Another important point in the police data indicates that 26 percent
of the children who ran away from home and subsequently return,
forcefully or not, will run away again. Most persistent runaways are
trying to escape violence, physical or sexual abuse and neglect at
home. However, the frequency with which a child runs away from home is
significant. Sometimes children also take flight in search of
adventure or for reasons other than severe mistreatment. In addition,
occasionally, some profoundly autistic or those with mental illness
may also run away from home, whether it’s an abusive or loving
environment.
Youngsters joining terrorist gangs not reported to police
The largest number of runaway children is reported in İstanbul, but in
some eastern provinces there is an additional consideration. Many
children run away from home to join terrorist organizations, or they
are abducted by terrorists who force them to join their organizations.
Şişman noted that this is a critical problem but said the local
population does not do everything it can to deal with the issue.
According to Şişman, parents often do not report children who ran away
to join a terrorist organization to the police because they believe
that there is no hope of return for their child. “Taking youngsters at
the age of 13 or 15 from their home and taking them to hideouts in the
mountains to train with guns makes us no different than African
countries,” Şişman remarked.
The İstanbul Police Department’s Koçak also mentioned the Amber alert
program, named for 9-year-old abduction victim Amber Hagerman in the
US, for dealing with the missing or abducted children. It is a
voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters
and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most
serious child abduction cases. Broadcasters air a description of the
abducted child and the suspected abductor in order to reach a wide
audience and assist efforts to locate the missing child as soon as
possible. Koçak said this system, already adopted by many countries,
including the US, France, England, Germany, Canada, Australia,
Ireland, Malaysia and Mexico, should be used in Turkey, too, to reduce
the number of missing children.
Şişman asserted that although people in Turkey are as sensitive to the
notion of missing children as people in the rest of the world, there
is still a problem with galvanizing the entire community to assist in
the search for and safe recovery of a missing child.
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