Channel4News • GETTYWomen protested in Istanbul following increasingly conservative measures
Turkish women participating in the march on Saturday, dubbed "Don't Mess With My Outfit", chanted slogans and carried denim shorts on hangers as examples of the type of clothing that some men in the country find unacceptable.
They chanted: “We will not obey, be silenced, be afraid. We will win through resistance.”
It follows harrowing footage of a woman named Asena Melisa Saglam, who was targeted and attacked on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan.Related articles
The city has seen a spike in attacks against women for their choice of clothing.
One participant said: “We will not remain silent and we do not want to stop. We want to put an end to these incidents.
“Therefore I call on all women to take to the streets and I support them in defending themselves.”
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The march saw several women protesting against criticism for choosing to wear headscarves.
Another participant told Channel 4