In late 2018, 22.9 million (28 percent) of Turkey’s population (82.3 million) were children, Khalq qazeti reports referring to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).
According to TUIK, the southern province of Sanliurfa, in terms of the share of children in the total number of population, is leading among Turkish provinces. Children comprised 46.3 percent of the total population of the province.
The TUIK report notes that 91.5 percent of the country's children receive education.
The report also notes that the main causes of infant mortality in Turkey are poisoning and injuries.
According to the report, among those killed in traffic accidents, the share of children accounts for 10.6 percent.
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