Protection of Children in Turkey by Administrative Decisions

Çaptuğ M., Sancakdar O.

in: The Legal System For The Protection Of Orphans Of Unknown Parentage In Algeria, Dr. Boulahia Chahira, Editor, Research Lab Publications, Al-Jazair, pp.278-311, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Research Lab Publications
  • City: Al-Jazair
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-311
  • Editors: Dr. Boulahia Chahira, Editor
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The duty of protecting children is the duty of the state as well as the duty of the family. In the legal system of the Republic of Turkey, there is a sufficient level of legal regulation for the protection of the child, in line with the texts that protect children's rights accepted in international law. Child protective provisions in these regulations are fulfilled through central and local administrations.

The scope of the administration's obligation to protect the child is including the child's full rights to survival, development, protection and participation. The activities of the administration for the protection of the child are classified as public service or law enforcement activities, depending on the subject. Disruptions and deficiencies in the execution of public services of the administration and the functioning of administrative law enforcement activities result in the administration’s inability to properly protect the child.