Turkey: UN, global experts warn against criminalizing independent medical care in emergencies

A United Nations human rights expert and the World Medical Association (WMA) today urged the Turkish parliament to reconsider a draft law that would criminalize the provision of medical care by qualified independent practitioners during emergencies after the arrival of a state ambulance.

Syrian refugee women learn to make Turkish rugs

Syrian women living in a refugee camp in Southern Turkey are being taught the techniques of traditional carpet making.

Adiyaman camp hosts 10,000 Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country.

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As Syrian crisis deepens, UNHCR and neighbouring states press for greater international assistance

High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres with ministers from Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan at the start of today's meeting in Geneva.

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Situation remains dire for children in Syria: Special Representative

The situation remains dire for children in Syria and the surrounding countries, says Leila Zerrougi, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

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Senior UN officials urge restraint, dialogue to defuse tensions fuelling protests in Turkey

Urging “maximum restraint” amid widespread anti-Government protests in Turkey, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Navi Pillay, the world body’s human rights chief, called today for constructive dialogue to defuse tensions in the country.

UN rights office calls on Turkish government to ensure freedom of assembly

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Turkey to guarantee that its citizens have the right to assemble freely and in a peaceful manner, following days of violent clashes between protestors and police.

Security Council strongly condemns deadly attacks near Turkish-Syrian border

The United Nations Security Council today condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the car bombs that killed at least 46 people and injured dozens of others near a Syrian refugee base in the southeastern town of Reyhanli, in Turkey's Hatay province.

Ban strongly condemns deadly car bomb attack in southeastern Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned “in the strongest terms” the car bomb attack that reportedly killed 40 people today in the town of Reyhanli, in Turkey's Hatay province.

Measles outbreak affects Syrian refugees in host countries

An outbreak of measles is responsible for a stepped up vaccination campaign among Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, as well as in Syria itself.

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World celebrates second International Jazz Day

The Second International Jazz Day is being commemorated on April 30th 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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