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This article is a call from the heart of Southeast Anatolia, from a woman who has been working with women facing violence in the region for approximately 14 years. The author shares her insights about the larger social system that renders violence a part of daily life, defining who we are. Akkoç sees the alternative of hierarchy, discrimination, and violence in an outlook that allows people to be individuals, free to make their own choices. The solution to violence against women lies in a broader transformation that involves solidarity among people who valueeach others differences, she concludes...Please click here to read the text in full

 

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Nebahat Akkoç
Nebahat Akkoç
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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