Women and Politics in Turkey

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Women and Politics in Turkey

CaféBabel, the collaborative online magazine created by young Europeans in 2001, published an article on the relationship between women and politics in Turkey. In the article, Seyma Gelen, feminist and researcher transnational electoral sociology at the Free University of Brussels, decodes the election results and the secret of the popularity of AKP. She said:

"To avoid women to disappear from the legislative institution, we should revise the electoral law and introduce a quota system for the equitable representation of women on electoral lists of political parties. They are few in the ruling circles of the party, so that as activists, they mobilize for the success of their parties. It must be said that women also conspicuous by their absence in the ruling circles of the Belgian parties. ".

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