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No Burqas in Istanbul

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Submitted by Peter. Scotland (United Kingdom), Feb 13, 2013 at 14:27

Ive been over to Istanbul for two trips in the last three months and not once did I see any females in Burqas which really goes against a lot of writings about Turkey of late where they are moving away from western styles. My visits had taken in both continents and many of the districts from Fatih to Beyoglu and extensive use of their transport system.

This is actually in stark contrast to walking up the high street in most Scottish cities where you will certainly come across this clothing.

The alcohol on Turkish Airlines was also free.

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