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How do women receive inheritance? The processes of Turkish women’s inclusion and exclusion from property Authors:
Publisher and Date:(Research Institute of Asian Women, 2013)This article employs Turkey as a case study to explore the relationship between property ownership, inheritance, and women’s empowerment. In Turkey, as in much of the world, men dominate ownership of property. This is despite the fact that women have had equal rights to own and inherit property since 1926. With the establishment of the Republic in 1923 came a series of reforms, one of which replaced Islamic Sharia law with a secular civil law that was based on the Swiss Civil Code. The new law, ...