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Economics: Access to Credit Organizations: Turkey
(1,156 words)

In Turkey, women's access to formal credit organizations as well as to informal financial services and networks has always been limited.

Broadly speaking, the formal credit organizations serve only a small fraction of the population. Banks primarily favor lending to larger and more successful enterprises or to large family holding companies to which they are affiliated. Consequently, the majority of Turkish enterprises are usually self-financed, with family, social network, and religious and ethnic solidarity being …

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Özar, Şemsa, “Economics: Access to Credit Organizations: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0224c>
First published online: 2009



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