"There are veiled women who listen to Jazz, go to open-air festivals and to restaurants where also alcohol is served. The preferences aren't based anymore on what people wear, but on personal and cultural taste."
Ayse Bohurler is a journalist, one of the most successful Turkish female intellectuals despite wearing a headscarf, and (in 2001) a founding member of the current AKP. She is still today a member of the AKP's highest party board and was among the 71 AKP politicians whom the Turkish Chief Prosecutor in 2008 sought to ban for five years from political life based on his accusation was that she was working against the secular order:
"Within the AK Party, among the founders and in its highest board, there are liberal, more nationalist and