Turkey: women want bigger role in politics

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Turkey: women want bigger role in politics

As the deadline for the finalization of Turkey's local election electoral lists draws closer, an association of women's groups has launched a campaign to entice political party leaders to nominate more women as candidates in 2014 elections.

"We are appealing to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli; don't forget women candidates," Cigdem Aydin, head of the Association for the Support and Training of Women Candidates (KADER) said in Istanbul as daily Hurriyet reported. Aydin was speaking at a publicity event to promote KADER and its campaign for more female candidates at the 2014 local elections.

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