Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pious Turks find their place in the sun

The shot is of the hasema swimwear option for the more devout Muslim women in Turkey. The article was published in the lead-up to the election. It notes the rise of prosperity of and greater cultural accomodation of the more religious citizens.
I did read a take on the political landscape and "secular" equals old guard, restrictive (banning hijabs and such). In Turkey's case, it's the Muslim party that is progressive, with its eye on the individual freedoms required for EU membership and to conduct commerce.

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