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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 This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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