Research from the Bureau on Families show that 34% of families experience some form of physical violence at home, while a full 53% say that verbal abuse is common. Within this framwork, 46% of children are thought to be at the receiving end of at least some of the violence at home, while 9% are the victims of sexual abuse.
According to the United Nations Children's Rights Agreement signed in 1994 in Turkey, children have, from birth, the right to live in a house not marked by violence. This is undermined by research which shows that in Turkey, small children over the age of 4 in particular are at the receiving end of physical abuse at home. Though studies show that 3% of the deaths of children between the ages of 1-4 are the result of violence in Turkey, the fact remains that much of the exploitation of children in the country is never made official.