Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

Posted: September 10, 2009 in Multimedia, On-air, Video
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This feature story aired as part of the “Women in Islam” series on the international news program Worldfocus on PBS.

In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don’t do. But some women players are challenging the norms and taking to the field.

As Worldfocus correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers discovered, part of the resistance to women playing soccer is religious and part of it is cultural.

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