Don’t think Turkey has changed? Prime Minister Erdoğan has appointed Ali Yüksel as an adviser. The problem is that Yüksel has three wives, and is about to take a fourth. Polygamy has been illegal in Turkey since 1926, but in Erdoğan’s Turkey, Erdoğan’s interpretation of the Quran trumps the Turkish law that he swore to protect.
Meanwhile, women — who once held high positions in the Turkish power structure up to and including the premiership — are now hardly represented in the top three tiers of the civil service, and their numbers are declining further as Erdoğan institutionalizes gender discrimination in parallel to inciting religious hatred.