Acid Test: More Evidence of Turkish Regression to Ottoman Darkness

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From the Invaluable MEMRI Turkish Media Blog, More Signs That the Lone Unequivocal Social Advance Under Kemalism—the Improved Status of Muslim Women—is Under Siege:  

A high school senior and an elementary school student were attacked in the Mediterranean town of Mersin with strong acid spray. In two separate incidents within the same hour both girls were approached from behind by a group of young men who commented on the length of their skirts and told them it was too short. The girls were sprayed with acidic substance that burnt and melted their stockings and caused deep lacerations on the back of their legs. The girls were treated in the hospital. The police is searching for the culprits that are believed to be the same ones, in both incidents. According to media reports, uncovered women in Mersin, who wear shorter length skirts, are in fear of similar attacks.  

Source: Hurriyet, Milliyet, Vatan, Cumhuriyet, TDN, Turkey, February 14, 2008

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