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Gratefulness to Ata from Metropolitan Women's Assembly

Denizli Metropolitan Municipality City Council Women's Assembly laid a wreath at the Atatürk Monument on the occasion of December 5, 1934, the 85th anniversary of the Turkish women's right to vote and to be elected.
05.12.2019
 Denizli Metropolitan Municipality City Council Women's Assembly laid a wreath to Atatürk Monument on the occasion of the 85th anniversary since the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gave to Turkish women the right to vote and be elected, on December 5, 1934, and World Women's Rights Day celebrated on December 5. Metropolitan Municipality City Council President Ali Değirmenci, City Council Women's Assembly President Bilsen Özen, Secretary-General Baran Akin, Women's Assembly members, students and many women attended the program held in front of Atatürk Monument in 15 Temmuz Delikliçınar Şehitler Square. Saying that women had an important task in the establishment of the Republic of Turkey and the Struggle for Independence, Women's Assembly President Özen pointed out that women made great sacrifices. Özen said, ''Our ancestor women give their lives for these lands. We are the descendants of brave women. Just as women fought alongside men for this homeland in the past, today they work together in the fields of work, economy and politics. ''
 
''Turkish women are loyal and faithful in every field''
 
The President of the Women's Assembly Özen continued her speech as follows: ''We won the right to vote and to be elected 11 years before France and 36 years before Switzerland. Our Ata always gave support to women. He believed and trusted that women would succeed in politics. There are many innovations made. Women received the right to divorce and property. First of all, in 1930, we had the right to vote and to be elected in municipalities. In 1933, the first female mukhtar was elected. On December 5, 1934, women received the right to vote and to be elected. ''Emphasizing that the Turkish woman is loyal and faithful in every field, Özn said, ''We will continue to work with this determination and unity of heart. I commemorate our Ata who granted us the right to vote and to be elected. ''