Unformatted text preview: –poor human rights & political and financial instability have delayed the process. Some reforms = elimination of the death penalty; improved prison conditions; 1926 Civil Code updated to give women equal rights in matters of divorce, property ownership and the workplace. 1997 law requires children to complete 8 years of primary school. However, Article 301, which makes insulting Turkish ‘national identity’ a crime has yet to be repealed. Also, Article 51 of the penal code allows for reduced sentences for ‘honor killings’ (carried out by husbands or relatives of women who have ‘shamed’ their families by adultery or other ‘misbehavior’....
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- Fall '08
- Ottoman Empire, Russia peace treaty, Cyprus Ethnic conflicts, Assyrian Christians Jews, European Union poor