Women Issues in Turkey A General Outlook

Women issues in Turkey have always been an ideological question and struggle and this struggle was like a tug of war between liberal and traditional forces. Emancipation of women in Turkey which came into being with the establishment of the Republic and followed a complex trajectory throughout time due to the changing political, economic and social conditions and mostly appeared as a long lasting struggle of women who aimed to gain their equal rights and liberation of women. This paper will discuss the transformation of legal status of women in Turkey regarding recent changes in Civil Code and Government Regulations and evaluate it visà -vis neoliberal and neoconservative state policies prevalent in current polity and society. It will also include different reactions of diverse women groups to these policies.
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A. N. Saktanber, “Women Issues in Turkey A General Outlook,” presented at the Past Connections, Contemporary Debates: India and Turkey (12 - 13 Şubat 2015), New Delhi, Hindistan, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84529.