Female Personnel Employment at the Ottoman Customs: Women Customs Guards (1901-1908)

Celik B.

BELLETEN, vol.79, no.286, pp.1003-1045, 2015 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 286
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1003-1045
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


At the beginning of the 1900s the Ottoman Customs Administration (Rusumat Emaneti) decided to employ female guards at the Ottoman land and coastal borders in Anatolia and Rumelia. Working as customs guard was the second work experience of Ottoman women at this job after their employment as guard at women's prisons.