TURKEY: Evasion

From the Turkish city of Trebizond (equivalent to a U. S. Fundamentalist stronghold) news came last week that pious women have found a way to circumvent the recent law that all Turkish women must go about with their faces naked. Since the Government of President Mustafa Kemal Pasha has ravished from Turkish womenfolk the veil, Mohammedan "Fundamentalists" in Trebizond adopted last week the umbrella. Determined to protect modesty, they walked in rain or sunshine with only eyes peeping above umbrellas held flat against face and body.

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