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Çiller Hükümetlerinin (1993-1996) Kadın Politikaları Açısından Değerlendirilmesi
Evaluation of Ciller Governments (1993-1996) in Terms of Women's Policies

Author(s): Ece Yüksel
Subject(s): Political history, Gender history, Electoral systems, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: First Women Prime Minister; Tansu Ciller; Political Life; Women's Studies; True Path Party;
Summary/Abstract: As one of the important figures of Turkish political life; Tansu Ciller, an economics professor whom President Suleyman Demirel addressed as “My Daughter” and led her to step in politics, started her political career at the True Path Party (Doğru Yol Partisi) in 1990. She was elected as the member of parliament from Istanbul in 1991 elections. Ciller served as the state minister in charge of the economy in the coalition government established with the Social Democratic People's Party with Suleyman Demirel as prime minister.After the death of the 8th President Turgut Ozal, Suleyman Demirel was elected as the president and left the position of the prime minister and chairman of the True Path Party. Tansu Ciller elected as the chairman of the True Path Party on June 13, 1993, with the highest number of votes and also became Turkey's first female prime minister. She served as prime minister in the 50th, 51st and 52nd governments formed from June 1993 to March 1996. Since she is Turkey's first female prime minister, Tansu Ciller governments are periods that should be examined specifically with women's projects and women's policies. Within the scope of this study; the perspective of the current ideology of the period on the concept of women will be essentially examined in the first part. The introduction will provide information on the women's policies of the governments formed before the Ciller Governments. Studies on women's problems and women's rights conducted during the periods of these governments will be evaluated. In Chapter 1, data on Ciller governments' (1993-1996) women's policies and practices conducted on women will be presented, supported by media reports. In Chapter 2, how successful the government programs were and their shortcomings will be focused on and the study will be concluded with an overall assessment. With this study, it is aimed to contribute to both women's projects and literature of Turkish Political Life by analyzing the women's policies of Governments of Tansu Ciller, Turkey's first and only elected female prime minister so far.

  • Page Range: 29-37
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Turkish