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About Gültan Kışanak

Gültan Kışanak has been the first female co-mayor of Diyarbakir, the largest Kurdish majority city in southeastern Turkey. Previously, she was an MP of the Peace and Democracy party  (BDP) and has a long history of women's rights activism. She also worked as a journalist for several years. 

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Adam Bychawski

Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Kurdish women’s battle continues against state and patriarchy, says first female co-mayor of Diyarbakir. Interview

After this military coup, the government may use this as an excuse to strengthen their sexist, militarist and anti-democratic policies further. We face this danger now.

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