Flags, veils, and sharia

"Like many, Summeye Kavuncu, a sociology student at Bogazici, has been caught in the net. She complains that her stomach “gets all knotty each time I go to university. I no longer know whether to keep my (head)scarf on or to take it off. The secularists look upon us as cockroaches, backward creatures who blot their landscape.” Few would guess that Ms Kavuncu belongs to a band of pious activists who dare to speak up for gays and transvestites."

As background information for much of what this blog will be about, The Economist offers an excellent primer with it's article "Turkey’s future: Flags, veils and sharia". It's a highly recommended read; I'll offer my thoughts when I get the chance.


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