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Human Rights: Turkey
(1,080 words)

Turkish women, who have had the vote since 1934, still experience human rights violation and discrimination in modern Turkey. There is no clear form of Kurdish dress but Kurdish nationalists, both male and female, are exposed to discrimination regardless of whether they dress according to secular or Islamic norms. However, recent international pressure, especially from the European Union (EU), has promoted greater human rights for women and encouraged them to more freely express their demands. T…

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Çemrek, Murat, “Human Rights: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0091i>
First published online: 2009

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