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Development: Sustainable Development: Turkey
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Statistics indicate that the status of Turkish women has been increasingly empowered with respect to literacy and educational levels, and also in regard to employment and thus economic conditions. According to the statistics of the Turkish Republic Prime Ministry Directorate General on the Status and Problems of Women, the percentage of illiterate women fell from 65.55 percent in 1975 to 27.38 percent in 2000, while the percentage of illiterate men fell from 29.12 percent in 1975 to 7.02 percent…

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Karadagli, Ece C., “Development: Sustainable Development: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0223c>
First published online: 2009



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