Παρασκευή, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Turkish social services file complaint against UK's Duchess of York




The Turkish Social Services and Child Protection Agency (SHCEK) filed Thursday a criminal complaint against the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson after she went undercover to expose the abuse of children in two state-run orphanages in Ankara and Istanbul. The footage aired in a program on Britain's ITV1. Ferguson went undercover earlier this month to expose the abuse of children in two state-run orphanages in Ankara and Istanbul. At the time, Ankara had conveyed its uneasiness on the issue to London in writing, saying it objected to the method, not the content. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said the whole process in which the images from the documentary were filmed was unacceptable, objecting to the "undercover methodology" of the documentary, which one government official said could "impact on our image in Europe". The program, called "Duchess and Daughters: Their Secret Mission" aired in Britain on ITV1 earlier this month and coincided with the release of the EU’s annual report on Turkey’s progress on reforms needed to join the EU. Ferguson defended her actions following reports of widespread condemnation in Turkey, but apologized for any embarrassment the expose may have caused the country, admitting she had felt "uncomfortable" disguising her identity when entering one facility with hidden cameras

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