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Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

BBC uncovers exploitation in Turkey textile sector

Written by John Mowbray

LONDON - An investigation by BBC1's Panorama programme uncovered evidence of a 15-year-old boy working 12 days in a factory ironing jeans which were to be shipped to iconic UK retailer, Marks & Spencer. The programme focused on the growing issue of Syrian refugees working – often informally, for below the national minimum wage and in hazardous conditions – in Turkey's textile industry. UK fast fashion business ASOS, and Spanish brands Zara and Mango were also cited in the programme.

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