National Geographic : 1945 May
The Turkish Republic Comes of Age 583 Turkish Press Bureau In Revolutionary Shorts, She Heaves the Shot Heard Round the World of Islam This girl in the Ankara stadium participates in sports on a basis of equality. Her grandmother could not show even her fingertips in public places. Atatiirk said: "If a social group contents itself with the progress of only one sex, that group is weakened by half . . . Our need is the higher education of our women . . . Let them reveal their faces to the world." Turkey's example has had profound influence in neighboring Moslem countries.