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Gender Equality in Turkey
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1.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:18 pm

In the 1930s, Turkey became one of the first countries in the world to give full political rights to women, including the right to elect (in 1930) and to be elected (in 1934), to every political office.

Article 10 of the Turkish Constitution bans any discrimination, state or private, on the grounds of sex. Turkey was one of the first countries to elect a female prime minister, Tansu Çiller in 1995. It is also the first country which had a woman as the President of its Constitutional Court, Tülay Tuğcu. In addition, Turkish Council of State, the court of last resort for administrative cases, also has a woman judge Sumru Çörtoğlu as its President.

Since 1985, Turkish women have the right to freely exercise abortions in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and the right to contraceptive medicine paid for by the Social Security. This is in contrast with the policies of certain EU countries, such as Poland and Ireland, that ban abortion. Modifications to the Civil Code in 1926 gave the right to women to initiate and obtain a divorce; a right still not recognized in Malta,[13] an EU country.

Nevertheless, in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions, older attitudes prevail among the local Kurdish, Turkish and Arab populations, where women still face domestic violence, forced marriages, and so-called honor killings. To combat this, the government and various other foundations are engaged in education campaigns in Southeastern Anatolia to improve the rate of literacy and education levels of women.[15]

Recently, critics have pointed out that Turkey has become a major market for foreign women who are coaxed and forcibly brought to the country by international mafia to work as sex slaves, especially in big and touristic cities.[16][17][18] Retired Col. Arif Doğan, leader of the illegal JITEM gendarmerie intelligence unit, who has been arrested in 2008 on charges of conspiracy against the state, in the frame of the investigations concerning the Ergenekon nationalist network, has also been accused of setting up prostitution rings in Yalova, in 1997-1998

 

 

2.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:20 pm

Over all its not bad!!!!Seems like Turkey ahs good gender equality

3.       sonunda
5004 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:21 pm

Doudi-you never cease to amaze me!!

4.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:25 pm

 

Quoting sonunda

Doudi-you never cease to amaze me!!

 

lol, dont give me any credit for it! I copy-pasted it from wikipedia but i just lke to read about this stuff i guess i shouldve posted the link {#lang_emotions_shy} here it is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Turkey

5.       sonunda
5004 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:47 pm

You´re still amazing! You have opinions about everything and you´re not afraid to express them. Keep it up!

6.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:51 pm

 

Quoting sonunda

You´re still amazing! You have opinions about everything and you´re not afraid to express them. Keep it up!

{#lang_emotions_shy}, thx so much sonunda {#lang_emotions_flowers}

and dont worry i will {#lang_emotions_wink}

 

7.       teaschip
3870 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 07:32 pm

 

Quoting doudi94

Over all its not bad!!!!Seems like Turkey ahs good gender equality

 

 Gender equality?  Really..{#lang_emotions_wtf}

8.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 07:35 pm

 

Quoting teaschip

Gender equality? Really..{#lang_emotions_wtf}

 

What then? tell me your opinion, what do YOU see? my opinion is judged on the article

9.       teaschip
3870 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 07:40 pm

 

Quoting doudi94

What then? tell me your opinion, what do YOU see? my opinion is judged on the article

 

 My opinion is that Turkey is well far from gender equality. Of course I´m comparing this to the West.  If compared to other Middle Eastern countries then maybe they are way ahead of the game.  There is the perception that women still should be barefoot and pregnant along with their rightful place in the home.  Maybe the younger generations ideals are less critical.

10.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 07:52 pm

 

Quoting teaschip

My opinion is that Turkey is well far from gender equality. Of course I´m comparing this to the West. If compared to other Middle Eastern countries then maybe they are way ahead of the game. There is the perception that women still should be barefoot and pregnant along with their rightful place in the home. Maybe the younger generations ideals are less critical.

 

Again witht that same style of thinking about the middle east! I really dont blame you for thinking lke this though its all the medias fault, you say maybe the younger generation thinks different, yeah, they do but nit only the younger generation, even before my grandmas time here in egypt, women were business owners and singers and actors and everything,a nd the same thing today, a woman can ahve any role she wants, and the "middle eastern"media is actually supporting that getting and making alot of arabic shows starring most of teh time rich ladies , the whole thought of "women running aroun pregnant on bare" has been abolished liek 100 years ago!!!! atleast in the more civilized places, but in the rural areas the sME THIGN IS HAPPENONG, but the country is doing alot of efforts to change that, and you hear about storues everyday in the newspaper about a birl from the country who decided she wanted to.....whatever, i dont kbnow if what youre saying is based on personal experiences or is that justan opinion, have you lived both hhere and there to compare? I dont know about youbut i have! Or does it just make you feel more comftrobale saying yeah, were the most civilized peopkle and compare yourself to other countries and laugh?!?!It isnt a womans goal to get married and have kids! She doesnt see her respectful place as home! Of course youre rtight there are some countries who are a little backward but i dont think turkey is one of them, but i cant judge since i have nt lived theer

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