Introduction: Quo Vadis Turkey? Encounters with sustainable patriarchy and resistance of women

Demirtaş B., Yeşilyurt Gündüz Z.

Turkish Studies, vol.25, no.2, pp.183-190, 2024 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14683849.2023.2300937
  • Journal Name: Turkish Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-190
  • Keywords: anti-gender, gender, Sustainable patriarchy, Turkey, women’s resistance
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


This article introduces a Special Section on sustainable patriarchy in Turkey. It places developments in Turkey within a wider context of global anti-gender movements, in which gender functions as a glue to bond various conservative actors together. It defines what sustainable patriarchy is and suggests why Turkey is a suitable case to examine its various manifestations.