Turkish Women’s Rights May Be Up for Grabs
Does Turkey’s leadership want to keep females at home? After losing its majority in a June vote — leftist pro-feminists won 13 percent — the ruling AKP party has sought new elections. Activists fear they’re now casting feminists alongside terrorists to secure more votes and a mandate to promote traditional female roles like early marriage. Not everyone agrees that AKP is exclusionary, but all eyes are on the Nov. 1 polls to see which direction Turkey takes … and what it means for women’s careers.