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Fashion at Turkish Airlines

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Submitted by Judith (United States), Feb 12, 2013 at 13:06

I am not surprised that this was coming. The East meets West conflict is bound to continue to escalate as we see Turkey claiming to be "European" but donning the conservative posture of the current ultra-orthodox administration. When the government takes over free enterprise eventually business goes elsewhere. As an ex-flight attendant with many years in international travel I can tell you that the new fashion would be very difficult for women to move around in and very uncomfortable to try to wear in hot climates like the Middle East...something akin to torture!

Sadly, Turkey falls back to a world of yesteryear, that if it had worked people would never have moved forward to free expression. Stifling the human spirit seems to be what the new Islamic climate is all about. Thanks for the great pictures! I remember the shocking pink, and also the light green uniforms that looked very similar to ours. It was an era of levity and hope. Europe was calm, the Middle East was reasonably calm, and Viet Nam was soon to be behind us. I call "no joy" on the Islamic leaders of today!

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