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The Strange Death of Turkish Satire

The Strange Death of Turkish Satire

A former prime minister of Turkey once said, “Humor is a punch; one never knows who it will hit or when.” In modern Turkey, it is increasingly the centuries-old tradition of political satire that is weathering punches from the state, a victim of the gradual culling of free speech.

Ottoman Feminists and their Struggle in Modern Day Turkey

Ottoman Feminists and their Struggle in Modern Day Turkey

Still today, a majority of the public believes that women were handed their rights on a silver platter. However, according to the rectified version of history, it was in the late 19th century that Muslim women of the Ottoman Empire first started to demand their rights.