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The average Turkish woman does not yet fully profit from the legislative changes in her daily life. There is an urgent need to speed up implementation and to take further concrete steps. The legislation should be backed up through concrete action plans, strong institutions and sufficient resources. For women to be able to claim rights they have on paper, it is necessary for them to have a degree of economic independence. In Turkey, there is no consistent policy to combat disincentives for women entering the labor market.

 

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Emine Bozkurt
Emine Bozkurt
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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