Turkish women reject Erdogans wish to “islamify” (and control) them


Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Istanbul to protest against the violence and animosity they face over demands to dress more conservatively.

Turkish women participating in the march on Saturday, dubbed “Don’t Mess With My Outfit”, chanted slogans and carried denim shorts on hangers as examples of the type of clothing that some men in the country find unacceptable.

“We will not obey, be silenced, be afraid. We will win through resistance,” they chanted.

This move to suppress the rights of women is symptomatic of the Islamification of Turkey and driven by the the current president Erdogan. And this is a country that EU members want to admit to membership!


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2 Responses to Turkish women reject Erdogans wish to “islamify” (and control) them

  1. stoneyfish says:

    I don’t agree with everything you say in these blogs but Erdogan’s policies worry me a lot. Dress codes are the least of it. No government should promote any one religion. Erdogan should not promote Islam in Turkey and May should not promote Christianity in the UK. To do so is divisive. It’s the complete opposite of the tolerance and inclusivity that we badly need and that seem to be increasingly lacking in society today.


    • kindadukish says:

      I hadn’t noticed May “promoting” christianity in any shape or form, but I may have missed this somewhere. I think May is a christian as she apparently regularly attends church but I cannot recall her espousing christian views in a political setting ( I do not recall what her views are on the old Section 28). What Erdogan is doing in Turkey is bringing in islamic dictatorship and jettisoning the secular approach that the country was well known for, and I don’t see anything like this in the UK. I would prefer a completely secular state in the UK (lets get rid of all the bishops etc in the House of Lords for starters) but I can tolerate people having a “belief” as long as they don’t try to foist it on me. There is one other difference between islam and christianity, one is a religion and the other is a political ideology e.g. the control exerted in Iran by the Ayatollas and most islamic states. But thank you for your considered response, it was good to read it.


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