This study examines the state of education in Turkey and its links with the country' s development, from a historical and gender perspective. Following the proclamation of theTurkish Republic, primary education was declared compulsory and this status was subsequently secured by Article 42 of the 1982 Constitution. However, statistics reflect that women' s school enrolment rates are relatively low. Based on data by United Nations agencies such as the United Nations Children' s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the document offers an interpretation of gender differences in terms of literacy and schooling in Turkey.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.