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Turkish-Cypriot Women

  • Women's role in the Turkish-Cypriot Society 

    Turkish-Cypriot Women During the Ottoman period, the women were left two hundred years lagging behind the civilisation; they were merely decorations for the home and men's friends in bed.
    With the reforms that Atatürk put forward, the Turkish women were given rights that made their status equivalent to their European counterparts and sometimes even surpass them. (The rights to vote and to be voted were given to the Turkish women in 1934). [full article]

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