Turkey is home to an estimated 500,000 to 5 million Roma, who mainly live in Western Anatolia, Thrace, in the Marmara region and the Aegean Sea region.
Advocacy groups and lawyers are seeking comprehensive improvements in Turkey's juvenile prisons and justice system.
A new bill that closes private preparation courses raises concerns about the politicisation of the education system.
The institution was created to fulfil an agreement with the UN. But its mandate does not provide enough authority, rights defenders say.
President Abdullah Gul's approval of the new internet law came as a disappointment to many in and outside of Turkey.
Some reforms conflict with European standards, according to EU officials.