Turkish Daily News: Gender equality given carrot and stick in ESI report (18 June 2007)
"The European Stability Initiative (ESI), the Berlin-based think tank, launched a report on gender equality in Turkey last week. The report titled "Sex and power in Turkey" claims that gender equality in Turkey is largely a popular myth, which plays down the fact that legislation was reformed only recently to grant equal status to women. […] ESI got the initial motivation to research on women's rights in Turkey from the public debate in Germany on Turkey's membership in the European Union. "Some 18 months ago we realized that the public debate on Turkey's EU membership was no longer focused on history but on Turkish culture. More specifically, it had become more and more focused on women," Gerald Knaus, President of ESI, told Turkish Daily News."