1984

Editorial

December 10, 1984

A group of leftist Turkish intellectuals and activists agreed to impart to us in Khamsin some of their knowledge concerning their country. At our request, they later agreed to put together this special issue of Khamsin, wholly devoted to Turkey.

The Women’s Question & Difficulties of Feminism in Turkey ‒ Pembenaz Yorgun

December 10, 1984

This article examined the extent and nature of women’s oppression in Turkey, the attempts of secular-nationalist movements to improve women’s conditions and outlining the possible shape of a future feminist movement in the country.

To Live Together ‒ a Dialogue between Said Hammami and Moshé Machover

October 1, 1984

Whatever may be said about Hammami’s political views on particular points, there is no denying the non-sectarianism of his attitude to the Israeli Jewish population: he recognizes that they constitute a nationality just as much as the Palestinian Arabs, and that they, too, are entitled to national right in Palestine. To hear a Palestinian spokesman say this was not necessarily congenial to fanatics on both sides.