‘History of Turkey’ is a compulsory course for all Bilkent University undergraduate students. This course is designed to encourage students to work in group projects about any topic of their choice that relates to the history of Turkey. Since the beginning of 2011 Spring Semester, students from each department at Bilkent University have been presenting their group projects based on their research topics. Each of these projects shed light on a specific field of Turkish history. These projects are then examined by a panel from Bilkent University and successful projects are chosen to receive awards in the September of the following academic year.
Browsing History of Turkey by Author "Abaseen, Yousaf"
This paper argues that renowned feminist Şirin Tekeli’s views about women rights in Turkey
were radically different from the pre-existing Kemalist ones. The Kemalist ideology stemmed
from the philosophies of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and largely based on laicism, nationalism,
and modernism. Tekeli was one of the first to actively criticize their approach to women rights
as a whole in Turkey. This paper outlines the differences Tekeli had with the status quo of
women rights in the 1980s and argues that she had a fundamentally different view of the issue.
She wanted to radically change the whole system in favor of women.