Turkey marks Women’s Rights Day

Turkey marks Women’s Rights Day

ANKARA
Turkey marks Women’s Rights Day

Turkey’s family and social policy minister marked Women’s Rights Day on Dec. 5, celebrated by the country every year on the same day after Turkish women’s political rights were recognized in 1934.

“We are working to strengthen the status of women, to ensure the equality of opportunities for women and men and for more women to take part in decision-making mechanisms,” said Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya in a statement.

Kaya described the 83rd anniversary of Women’s Rights Day as a “milestone” for Turkish women involved in all aspects of politics, economy and social life.

Turkish women gained the right to vote and be elected in 1934.

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