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"The better class of Turks have never practiced polygamy. Public opinion in Turkey has been consistently against the harem—despite the fact that every Sultan kept one. There are fewer polygamous relationships in Turkey, today, than in any other European country. . . .

"More veils are worn by the women of Paris, at present, than by the women of Constantinople and Angora. . . . There never were more than a minor proportion of Turkish women who wore veils. . . . The women of the Turkish countryside were never veiled, and the town women,...

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