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Public Office: Turkey
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In Turkey, women's formal political participation began with the rise of the Turkish Republic. Although the governing party of the Ottoman Empire's last decade, the Union and Progress, had defined itself as the “party of the male and female Ottomans” (Çavdar 1991, 17) the issue of the political rights of women never appeared on its agenda. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic, a group of women attempt…

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Çitçi, Oya, “Public Office: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0138e>
First published online: 2009



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