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28 September 2007

Fashion meets Politics in Turkey

I just read a really interesting article on Front line's world page about political change in Turkey. A very hot political topic in Turkey right now is the right to wear head scarfs, and this topic was discussed in the article. I found it interesting to read about how fashion, religion and politics can be so closely intertwined. This paragraph from the end of the article was a nice summary of the piece: "Whether secularists and Islamists can continue to co-exist peacefully in a democratic state is the challenge facing Turkey's elected officials, as well as its generals. The debate over headscarves revives an old dilemma -- whether to strive for freedom of religion or freedom from religion." Interested? Go check it out!

Image from pbs.org

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