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This article aims to present a few of the individuals who have shaped the women’smovement in Turkey, to make some voices heard, and to inspire curiosity that willlead the reader to want to explore the work of Turkish women historians and womenactivists themselves. The colorful differences which enrich the women’s movementin Turkey are depicted with references to their work and their opinions.In the 1970s the international women’s history movement was launched.Books –such as “Hidden from History” or “Becoming Visible”– had titlesthat were in themselves a program. They had a clear purpose: To produce“new knowledge” about women and their often forgotten role in history.1And they had a political agenda: as Gerda Lerner once wrote, “women’s historyis the primary tool for women’s emancipation.”

 

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