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>> Hundreds of Turkish women took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday protesting against violence and animosity from men who demand they dress more conservatively.>> We took the streets against rapes and sexual assault in our country. We are talking, we will not remain silent and we do not want to stop.
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We want to put an end to these incidents, therefore, I call on all women to take the streets, and I support them in defending themselves.>> The march was dubbed, Don't Mess with My Outfit. Women carrying denim shorts on hangers as examples of the type of clothing some men say they find unacceptable.
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Protestors say there's been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women recently because of their choice of clothing. Istanbul has long been seen as a relatively liberal city. But critics say President Tayyip Erdoğan in his Islamist rooted AK party has shown little interest in expanding rights for minorities, gays, and women.
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Since Erdoğan took office nearly 15 years ago, restrictions on wearing the headscarf have been eased. More women in the mainly Muslim country have chosen to wear it.>> As you see, my friend is not wearing a headscarf but I do. I have the right to dress freely as much as she does.
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Nobody can mess with their miniskirts and shorts. Just like they can't mess with our head scarves. If she can wear whatever she wants, so can I.>> Saturday's march was joined by several members of the gay and transgender community that after Istanbul's pride march was banned by authorities late in June.