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Turkey’s Gender Gap

A map published in Times Higher Education has been making the rounds on facebook and other social media sources.  It shows the percentage of women holding positions in academia by country within Europe. Turkey comes out surprisingly well in the … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 on Turkey: Ten Major Issues Highlighted.

Amnesty International has just issued its annual report for 2013 and the section on Turkey is, once again, grim reading.  It included ten major issues of concern 1. Some of the worst abuses remain in the area of freedom of … Continue reading

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Violence against Women: Some Disturbing Recent Numbers

In Turkey, too many men still avail themselves to the defense once used by Turkish Arabesk star, Ibrahim Tatlises who said, in 1984, “I have the greatest respect for women, but I’ll still beat ’em.” A recent study by a … Continue reading

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