The New York Times blogged via Turkish blogs courtesy of inbox UK and the issue of head scarf wearing in Istanbul is fiercely debated.
Apparently its against the law in Turkey for women to wear a headscarf in a public building and/or University ... and there is a conflict in this context on the issue of wearing a headscarf.
The history of the modern Turkish Republic is drawn into question and the debate fires on about this issue in this connection, according to New York Times blog. I was in Turkey 6 years ago and none but the brave would get into Istanbul University anyway with or without a headscarf. Fortunately, I was invited into Istanbul University to meet Mr. Big and it was similar to making a petition to him for more work ....he was courteous and friendly and offered me Turkish tea ... but I didnt have a headscarf with me .. I was bare headed ... I used to wear a headscarf myself a bit like Her Majesty The Queen of England/UK as I lived in the country in a mountainous region and it was very windy so thus the protective headscarf. But then it wasnt an Islamic headscarf unlike the much debated Turkish Islamic Headscarf.
I was shortlisted twice by Istanbul University but not on the subject of /culture/rather on /Language/perhaps next time they used to say to me I might actually /get the job/in 2008 on the subject of /culture/and the history of the international headscarf!
Thanks ... extended to New York Times .... keep on blogging.