Former Turkish Civil Code Article 153/1 was in the form: “Wife, carries her husband's family name”. In this regard, according to the changes made in 1997 women last names, was granted the right to use her husband's surname with. Finally, in 2002, it entered into force, 4721 in New Turkish Civil Code Article 187. line within, It accepted that women use their maiden name with the surname of her husband. This provision, which respond to the needs, is treated in accordance with the principle of equality and are thought to end the discussion on this subject. However, the real debate should be initiated after the change of the legislator.
Keywords: Turkish Civil Law; Gender Equality Principles; Woman Last Name in Turkish Civil Law