Female Personnel Employment at the Ottoman Customs: Women Customs Guards (1901-1908)

At the beginning of the 1900s the Ottoman Customs Administration (Rusumat Emaneti) decided to employ female guards at the Ottoman land and coastal borders in Anatolia and Rumelia. Working as customs guard was the second work experience of Ottoman women at this job after their employment as guard at women's prisons.


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Citation Formats
B. Çelik, “Female Personnel Employment at the Ottoman Customs: Women Customs Guards (1901-1908),” BELLETEN, pp. 1003–1045, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/53186.