My Lobby Ran Off With Kilroy, or Why Muslims Shouldn’t Emulate...

If someone had the inclination to inscribe the events of the last few weeks it would make good theatre.

Freedom is my Daughter’s Name

Hijab bans, torture and imprisonment without charge in the late 1990s in Turkey.  This article was originally written in 1997, when a soft coup had removed the democratically elected government.  Whilst some form of democracy has returned to Turkey, women are still barred from university and public positions if they wear the hijab. Gul Aslan, mentioned in this article, was released in 1999 after an IHRC campaign for her release. 

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