Headscarved Ladies

Headscarf-wearing socialists

The protests have been unfairly reduced to a battle between secularism and Islam. This is far from the case – these headscarf-wearing ladies are protesting as part of the Ekmek and Özgürlük group (“Bread and Freedom” group), a socialist organisation. Always a mistake to judge on appearances.

Photograph courtesy of Patrick Adams, a fellow journalist based in Istanbul: http://jpatadams.tumblr.com