Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This paper investigates whether the European Union (EU) membership and/or reparation for membership creates new opportunities for better networking, collaboration, and communication among women’s activist groups. The case of Turkey and Greece are taken up to examine how women’s activist groups use the process of EU negotiations to construct stronger networks for improving genderrelated policies and discourse in their countries. In this context, the limitations of the EU are also noted...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Hande Eslen Ziya
Hande Eslen Ziya
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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