The number of people under the age of 18 is much higher in Turkey compared to the EU, a recent government report said Wednesday.

Turkey’s Ministry of Labor, Social Services and Family in its Children’s Bulletin listed what the state is doing to protect its children and ensure their bright future.

On April 23, Thursday, Turkey will mark the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

The 113-page document compiled comparative data from the EU.

Ireland has the highest child population (24.8%), followed by France (21.9%), the U.K. (21.1%) and Switzerland (21%), according to the bulletin.

The average figure for EU

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