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The role of women in contemporary Turkey is defined by an ongoing gender equality struggle, contributing elements of which include predicate conditions for EU membership candidacy, prevalent political tides that favour restrictive patriarchal models, and woman's rights activism. Women in Turkey continue to be the victims of rape and honor killings ; furthermore research by scholars   and government agencies  indicate widespread domestic violence in Turkish population. Despite Turkey being a patriarchal society, there are many historical records of Turkish women involved in public life and activism. Women in Turkey also face significant disparities in employment, and, in some regions, education. The participation of Turkish women in the labor force is less than half of that of the European Union average and while several campaigns have been successfully undertaken to promote female literacy, there is still a gender gap in secondary education and an increasing gender gap in higher education. There is also widespread occurrence of childhood marriages in Turkey , the practice being especially widespread in the eastern and central parts of the country. One should keep in mind this is not the doing of religious beliefs rather it is in part due to certain laws and restrictions. One reason that has decreased women attending University was in correlation to the Hijab ban. There were many religious women that struggled with this law, as they were told to take off their heads scarf in exchanged to attend university and the workplace.
By Julian Robinson for MailOnline. A British woman has claimed she was imprisoned and repeatedly raped by her barman fiance - months after meeting him while on holiday in Turkey. The year-old, from Essex, said she was held hostage for 36 house at a village resort in the Mugla province of Turkey, before police raided the building. A British woman has claimed she was imprisoned and repeatedly raped by her barman fiance - months after meeting him while on holiday in the Mugla province of Turkey file picture. It is understood that the barman video-called the tourist's cousin in Britain while he was beating her. The cousin then contacted Britain's Foreign Office who, in turn, alerted local police officers. The British tourist told The Sun : 'I was held hostage for 36 hours and only saved when the police burst in and took me away. He could have killed me.
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