We have come instead to learn from the Turks about what this resurgent political Islam means for women. Millions of traditional, pious families from the villages and towns of the Anatolian heartIand poured in, building up its outer suburbs. Inthe Turkish Republic proclaimed its modernity by granting women the right to vote on the one hand and by forbidding their veiling on the other. There is nothing Islamic in its name, but it likes to be known as the AK Party, meaning "white" or "clean" in Turkish. Hijabi inspiring Islam Muslim police Turkey Women.
The young girls come with their mothers, the saleswoman informs me.
Turkey Lifts Hijab Ban For Police Women
The cobblestoned neighborhood is centered around the Fatiah Camii, the Ottoman mosque housing the grave of Mehmed II who conquered Christian Constantinople in the 15th century. Turkey's military junta would have none of it. It was they who did not belong. The Shah had modeled his regime on that of Ataturk; now Ataturk's heirs feared their neighbor's fate. But this is not how these women understand their world. But just now, with 70 percent of Turkish women in scarves and a majority Islamic party firmly in control, the state has given way on schools and universities, even if it is not yet completely official.