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Law: Customary: Turkey
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Turkey is unique in the Muslim world with respect to the extent and progressive nature of Family Code reforms affecting women's lives. The founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 brought an end to the Ottoman Empire's system of parallel laws and established a single, secular, and standardized judicial system adapted from the European system of law. The introduction in 1926 of the Turkish Civil Code, adapted from the Swiss Civil Code, was a major success of the reformists against the conservati…

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Ilkkaracan, Pinar, “Law: Customary: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0109h>
First published online: 2009

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