Monday, October 04, 2004

The Veil, the Turban and the Kerchief

This revealing Turkish survey exposes to us a possibility that Turkish women still have a sense of modesty and self-respect in regards to exposing their bodies. According to this survey,a full majority wear either a veil, a turban or a kerchief. The minority in this survey would , I imagine, not be as at ease as your average Greek woman in exposing their bodies to every passing eye.

News Analysis by Ugur Akinci, Ph.D.
CHP Survey of TURKISH WOMEN 2004

The results of the Turkish Women 2004 scientific survey conducted by the main opposition party social-democrat CHP (Republican People's Party)'s Science Administration Culture Platform have been presented to the Turkish press on September 27, 2004 at the party headquarters in Ankara.

The opinion poll was conducted under the supervision of academicians in 11 Turkish provinces (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Konya, Samsun and Trabzon ) with a total of randomly selected 2,100 Turkish women -- 300 of the women in the sample wore black veil, 600 wore turban, 600 kerchief, and 600 did not use any headwear at all.


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