Photographer's Note

I found this scene amusing, it seemed that a big flag with Ataturk was walking around. it is of course Eminonu, this fascinating place in Istanbul. Big advantage of seeing the photo and not being there is the fish smell quite overwhelming. I have read that there used to be fish market there. No more market but the smell remainded.
The reason of this flag walking was the Ataturk death anniversary and more important, some days later Turkey celebrated 90 years of Republic. I found a strange news on this occasion - for the first time in 90 years, women in Turkey are now allowed to wear the Islamic head scarf in the workplace or at university.
I do not know what to think about it.

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