Social fabric roundup: “One in every four marriages in Turkey involves child bride…Red Lipstick ban…Demand to have Alevi on ID

One in every four marriages in Turkey involves child bride: NGO

from Hurriyet Daily News

Families are increasingly applying to courts to change the date of birth of their daughters.


From Church to Mosque to Museum Back to Mosque

from NYT > Turkey by By ANDREW FINKEL

Demands by Turkey?s religious right that former churches and mosques that have been turned into museums be converted back into mosques are producing architectural disasters.



Turkish Airlines red lipstick ban for flight attendants stirs debate

from Hurriyet Daily News

Reports of a ban on the use of red, pink and claret lipstick by Turkish Airlines..



from Journalist in Turkey, background articles, news and weblog about by Fréderike Geerdink

How did the lipstick affair make it into the news? Did Turkish Airlines issue a press release in which it stated that as of now red lipstick is forbidden for stewardesses? No, they reacted only after the discussion started. Probably it was the group of stewardesses that protested the ban by putting pics of themselves



Demand to have Alevi on ID turns into vicious circle

from Hurriyet Daily News

A man in the western province of İzmir has applied to the Constitutional Court..


The Versace Harem, A group of Muslim women with tight shirts, bright lipstick, a feminist mission, and total devotion to a creationist guru.

from Arşivlemesem Olmazdı! by yüksek ökçe

From left, the women of Turkey‘s Building Bridges: Ebru, Ece, Aysegul (who occasionally joins the four hosts on their show), Aylin, and Ceylan

Courtesy of A9 TV

by Jenna Krajeski-

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