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In Turkey, women are the ones who suffer most from the growing trend towards a new type of ultra conservatism which does not consider women and men equal in the words of the Prime Minister. In order to address this problem, and in the wake of the upcoming elections, as the Republican People's Party (CHP) we attribute great importance to pro-women policies. We aim to raise the education levels of women and ensure their economic freedom. To this end, we have prepared a Family Insurance scheme which will directly benefit housewives living in poverty. Furthermore, we promote a range of positive actions that provide women with the chance to higher participation in the working and political life. 

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Gülsün Bilgehan
Gülsün Bilgehan
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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