Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, implemented sweeping reforms, including laws on religious attire, to help realize his vision of a secular nation-state. The strong secular tradition established by Ataturk still holds firm today, but in recent years the republic has been experiencing a religious revival. Mustafa Karaduman, CEO of an Islamic-style clothing chain, hopes to contribute to the resurgence of Islam by dressing more Turkish women in his modest fashions. In this video from Wide Angle, learn more about Karaduman and Turkey’s past and present laws that have imposed restrictions on Islamic dress.
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