By Kristina Kamp, Ayhan Kaya, E. Fuat Keyman, Ozge Onursal Besgul
Turkey has witnessed major social, cultural, and political swap over the past a long time. this variation has manifested itself in all segments of society and led to the alteration of political ideologies and associations. The twelve authors of this quantity make clear the complexities of a altering Turkey via an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Their program of novel conceptual techniques and methodologies make this publication a different contribution to the research of recent Turkey.
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Fişek, N. 1980. Abortion in Turkey. 14, Ankara. int/en/ Open Access. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Civil Society in Turkey: A Reading of Kadin Gazetesi through a Gramscian Lens Laura Tocco The Concept Of Civil Society In Turkey: Liberal Approaches As everywhere, the concept » civil society « has been the subject of intense scrutiny and vigorous debate in Turkey.
Zurun is the so-called › serçeşme ‹, or source, of the ocak, a term which demarcates it as the place where charismatic spiritual authority is located. Since its settlement, probably in around the 16th century, it has been the home of the Şeyh Dede, the head of a hierarchy of dedes within the ocak, believed to be a direct descendant of Derviş Cemal and possessor of › keramet ‹, or the ability to perform miraculous acts. The last great Şeyh Dede in popular memory was İbrahim Demir, to whom acts of keramet are attributed and who died in 1936.
In the Turkish Criminal Law passed in 1925, abortion was a punishable crime, except when the life of the pregnant woman was in danger (Tezcan et al. 1980). The Penal Code of 1926, which was adapted from the Italian code, made abortion illegal. Induced abortion remained a crime. The minimum age of marriage was 18 for men and 17 for women (Özbay, manuscript to be published in 2012; Güriz 1975: 143; Özberk 2006). The legal marriage age was reduced 44 Belin Benezra to encourage birth. According to Akın (2007), » the Laws on Local Administration and on Municipalities, passed in 1929 and 1930, respectively, imposed several obligations on local administrations to implement the population increase policy by improving public health, establishing free maternity hospitals, and distributing medicines to the poor for free or at low cost «.