Over the past 18 months, a team of ESI analysts has been researching the chang-ing reality of women in Turkey. We talked to dozens of Turkish politicians, activ-ists, academics and businesspeople. Our research took us from women’s shelters in wealthy areas of Istanbul, through the growing urban centres in Turkey’s south-east, to small towns near the Iranian border. We sought to answer two questions: what are the root causes of Turkey’s vast gender gap; and what is being done by Turkish political actors to try to close it? Click here to read the text in full.