• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article


  • Dates: 1 January 2009

Article 132 of the Turkish Civil Code does not give any restriction for the male if the marriage is final, but does not allow women for marriage within 300 days after the end of marriage. If a woman wants to marry someone other than her divorced husband during this duration called as “waiting period “, she can get a marriage permit by proving that she is not medically pregnant by applying to the court. Waiting period after divorce for women in the Civil Code is discriminative for women. This article aims to examine the waiting period in terms of patriarchy, women rights in relation to paternity and current medical developments.