Ayşe Durakbaşa

Professor in the Sociology Department of Marmara University. She works on gender sociology, women’s studies, Turkish modernity and nationalism.


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Feminism in Turkey

History and contemporary agenda

The ‘question of women’s rights’ has been asked and answered in very different ways in Turkey since the founding of the secular republic in 1923. Ayşe Durakbaşa traces this history from ‘state feminism’ to the second wave and the Islamic Women’s Movement, shedding new light on the ruling AKP party’s legislative agenda.

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