02 August 2017

‘We will not be stopped!’ Women protest against Erdogan regime after spike in attacks

HUNDREDS of women protested in Istanbul against the violence and animosity they face over demands to dress more conservatively, following increasingly draconian measures from president Erdogan’s regime.

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.

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

It follows harrowing footage of a woman named Asena Melisa Saglam, who was targeted and attacked on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan.

The city has seen a spike in attacks against women for their choice of clothing. [Daily Express] Read more