Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

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 The initial hopes of the Arab Spring bringing increased women’s rights have been replaced by rightful concerns due to the election of Islamic parties to power.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 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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