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23 июля миллионы турков проснутся после выборов в новой Турции. Какова будет эта Турция, трудно предугадать.

Турецкая политика полна сюрпризов, которые кажутся сюрпризами только иностранцам. Сегодня (и это является сюрпризом для большинства людей не из Турции) в центре политических обсуждений находятся женщины, а не мужчины. На данных выборах число женщин-кандидатов от всех партий заметно возросло, как и политическая активность женщин в целом.

Данные выборы проводятся из-за того, что, когда АКП, консервативная партия, находящаяся сейчас у власти, выдвинула кандидатом в президенты министра иностранных дел Абдуллу Гуля, светская элита страны насторожилась. Но дело было не в Гуле, а в его жене. Если бы Гуль стал президентом, в Турции впервые появилась бы «первая леди», носящая головной платок.

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