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In all of the Islamic geography, there is a wide gap between men and women in terms of rights, and society expects women to solely fulfill the traditional roles of a wife and a mother. The initial hopes of the Arab Spring bringing increased women’s rights have been replaced by rightful concerns due to the election of Islamic parties to power. The women, who went to the streets to demand change, have been excluded from the reconstruction process of their countries. However, it is too soon to tell how the Arab Spring will turn out for women, since not everything has fallen into place yet.
 
 
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Sedef Küçük
Sedef Küçük
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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