Women's Rights: After the proclamation of the Republic under the leadership of Atatürk, women were granted contemporary social rights and became equal in status to men. In 1930, women were given the right to elect and be elected to the assemblies in the municipalities and the parliament. Equality before the law, which is one of the essential principles of the Turkish Constitution, also applies to both sexes.
Only 7 kilometers east of Mardin is the Syriac-Jacobite Monastery of Deyrulzaferan, which was once a thriving religious community. At nearby Kiziltepe, the 13th century Ulu Mosque, one of the best examples of Artukid architecture, has superb mihrab reliefs and a beautiful portal. The Deyrulzaferan Monastery is among the interesting places around the city. The monastery, which is the religious center of the Syrian Christians, has a past of 1600 years. There are the graves of the Syrian patriarchs at the monastery.
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