Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

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? 
 
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Turkish Policy Quarterly
Turkish Policy Quarterly
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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