Let's talk about Turkey!

A debate on Islam and feminism in Turkey


MON 10.03.14 | 20:00

Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 20, 1000 Brussel

In English

Now that more and more practicing Muslims are coming into power in Turkey, the women's rights' movement finds itself in a dilemma. Is the tension between tradition and modernization in east and west Istanbul illustrative for what is happening as regards gender? A debate with Bernard Bouwman (correspondent in Turkey), writer/journalist Ece Temelkuran and Meryem Ilayda Atlas. With the participation of Ilyas Odman (choreographer and dancer) and Sükran Moral (performance artist) moderated by Meryem Kanmaz.

Photo: Slap The Gondola! © Marie Losier & Bernard Yenelouis

Organisation: Kaaitheater, deBuren and Platform 0090, within the context of WoWmen!



Should women show their breasts to bring about change? Kirsten van den Hul ((S)hevolution) talks to historian Petra de Vries, Ann-Sofie Dekeyser (journalist at De Standaard) and Begum Ozden Firat (Turkish sociologist - watch from 00:11:20) about the historical (r)evolutionary development of women in protest movements, about present-day movements such as Femen and the contribution of women within the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring.