Its arguably one of the few positive images of Muslims after 9/11, but at least now no-one thinks you’re paranoid anymore.
If someone had the inclination to inscribe the events of the last few weeks it would make good theatre.
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.