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Akdemir 1 Womens Emancipation In Turkey When she is thought as an entirely separated republic from the Ottoman Empire Turkey can be considered as a new born country Despite her newness she had experienced a lot of changes developments and various significant incidents Womens emancipation process in Turkey is a very good example for a significant incident dependently a rapid change for an Islamic country As a result of these two this process is a considerable development in Turkeys way to westernization Turkey was also lucky because there was Ataturk who made successful reforms through a very clever point of view and made the public accept the necessity of the reforms These reforms are evaluated by a lot of scholars and the opinions of the scholars differ at various point of the debate The scholars mainly do not agree on the aimed purposes and the expected consequences Some say the women are being used as tools for national development Arat Z 1994 while others disagree with this opinion and believe that the women is at the first place rather than modernization As the scholars are evaluating the purposes and results of the reforms they also criticize Ataturk Ataturk stressed the need of modernization through westernization and his reforms were according to this ideology Some scholars say that Ataturk used emancipation process of women in order to create a new image for Turkey in order to be accepted by Western countries on the other side some say that it was for the benefits of men reversibly by creating Akdemir 2 better wives and mothers but all scholars agree on one of the consequences of the process that is the reforms could not reach the whole public it only served the predominantly urban female elite First of all Ataturks effort to emancipate women in Turkey is criticized by some scholars because they see the reforms as symbols to impress the western countries
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