Half of these policemen are women who voluntarily chose to receive the training. Every district in İstanbul has at least two of these officers stationed at a police station. When a woman goes to a police station with complaints about domestic violence, these officers are able to give specialist support and inform her about the steps she can take to protect herself.
Yeni Şafak: “Muslims undergo degeneration,” said the headline of a front-page article in the daily yesterday, quoting remarks by Professor Ahmet Ağırakça, who was removed from the university he was working for during the Feb. 28, 1997 postmodern coup after objecting to the headscarf ban at universities. He complained that there is an ongoing degeneration in the commitment of Muslims to Islamic values. “Muslims have become liberal, but there is a big degeneration among people leading an Islamic life and [women’s] adherence to Islamic dress codes,” Ağırakça told the daily.
Radikal: “Press headquarters: İstanbul,” said the daily in the headline of its main story yesterday, reporting that following the revolutions in some Middle Eastern and North African countries, several press organizations relocated their headquarters from the Middle East to İstanbul, making this city a focal point for media and press institutions. Monique Jacques, an American journalist, told the daily that for someone like herself, who has come from New York, İstanbul is not a difficult city to work in and that the people are eager to speak to the press here.