The social movements in Turkey that occurred in the 1960s and ’70s, however, were more focused on reconstructing the Turkish state and society with socialist ideals in mind. In the 1980s, women’s movements truly became more independent of the reconstruction efforts to modify the state.
In 1886, a group of women collectively voiced their concerns against a male-dominated society through a magazine very few people know of. Şükufezar, meaning flower garden in Persian, was run by an editorial and writing team consisting only of women who refused to be acknowledged through their husbands’ names. Nearly a century later, other magazines would take the women’s issue and the feminist movements to a broader public. Here’s a look at some of beautiful Ses magazine covers in Turkey from the 1960s.
Ulla Nielsen, Ses Magazine [Turkey] (8 December 1962)
Candan Sabuncu, Ses Magazine [Turkey] (14 July 1962)
Scilla Gabel, Ses Magazine [Turkey] (7 July 1962)
Elke Sommer, Ses Magazine [Turkey] (19 May 1962)
Barbara Valentin, Ses Magazine [Turkey] (5 May 1962)