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Confused by the Veil

On July 23 millions of Turks will wake up into a new, post-elections Turkey. What will happen is hard to foresee.

Turkish politics is full of surprises that only foreigners find surprising . Today, and this seems to surprise most people outside Turkey, it is women, not men, who are at the heart of political debate. Indeed, in these elections the number of women candidates from all parties has visibly increased and so has female political overall activism.