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Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: Turkey
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Turkish women enjoyed a wide range of civil and political rights and were granted new opportunities by the republican regime as early as the 1920s. Even though much progress was made compared to the Ottoman period, the new regime proved to be limited in the full realization of women's liberation. The inferior position of women in organized labor both in numbers and influence demonstrates their prevailing subordination in Turkish society. The membership of females in labor unions today is various…

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Özman, Aylın, “Political-Social Movements: Unions and Workers' Movements: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0136c>
First published online: 2009

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