Waves of feminism in Turkey: Kemalist, Islamist and Kurdish women's movements in an era of globalization

  title={Waves of feminism in Turkey: Kemalist, Islamist and Kurdish women's movements in an era of globalization},
  author={Çağla Diner and Sule Toktas},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={41 - 57}
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