‘Empire strikes back’: Turkish seculars oppose ‘Ottoman dress’ for hostesses

Al Arabiya News 26 February 2013

Turkey’s proposed new more modest dress code for its flight attendants has been criticized by the country’s seculars with some Twitter users deriding the new suggested uniforms as reminiscent of the costumes worn in the Ottoman era, a newspaper reported Monday.

According to The New York Times, the proposed new look includes long dresses and skirts below the knee, and Ottoman-style fez caps. (continue reading...)