"Turkey's Oppression of Schoolgirls May Be Barrier to EU Entry
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Thirteen-year-old Zeynep Kocak says she gave up hope of returning to school when her mother got her a job sewing buttons at a textile factory. She had all the schooling a Turkish girl needed, her mother told her.
Her chances to get an education were revived after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, under pressure from the European Union, began handing out monthly grants of 39 liras ($26) to encourage parents to keep girls in school. Erdogan's government starts European Union entry talks on Oct. 3."
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