• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Alparslan NAS
    Marmara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi

  • Dates: 1 June 2016

In Turkey, Justice and Development Party AKP holds a single-party government since 2002 with a conservative, pro-Islamist and anti-feminist political ideology. AKP’s authoritarian tone towards women increased particularly after 2011 when the party gained its third consecutive election victory. In this regard, the abolishment of “The Ministry of Women and Family” and instead the foundation of “The Ministry of Family and Social Policies” MFSP in 2011 was criticized by feminist activism, with the claim that the attempt erases the name of women from the ministry which might lead to devastating effects on the solution of women’s issues. Focussing on advertisements as ideological apparatuses, this article undertakes a critical analysis of Public Service Advertisements PSAs with a total number of 30 spots broadcast on TV by MFSP since 2012. Problematizing the representation of women in PSAs, this article aims to analyse the practices of women’s familialization by means of the concealment of women’s issues and legitimization of patriarchy.

AKP, Family, Gender, Public Service Advertisements, Women in Turkey

Alparslan NAS  
Marmara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi