Monday, August 26, 2019

The Etiquette Law for Turkish Girls

By 1939, etiquette classes were compulsory in all Turkish schools. Above, the Marmara Mansion in Ankara, Turkey, circa 1931 photo source, Pinterest
“Go Western, Young Women!” 
is Turkish Urge Under New Law

ANKARA, Turkey, May 9. – A new law entitled “the Readjustment of Gestures” apparently amended by the Ministry of Education, makes courses in etiquette obligatory in all Turkish schools for girls. The Ministry points out that Turkish girls have Westernized their costumes, but still need to be taught how to converse, walk and smile in the Western way. – Associated Press, May 1931

Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J Graber, is the Site Editor for the Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia

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