A member of the Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet)'s High Council, İdris Bozkurt, has targeted women, saying that it was a “violation of the religious rules” if women wear “tight trousers.”
Bozkurt made the comments during a program aired on Diyanet TV on Aug. 13. The program was discussing the question of “How should the right veiling be?”
“A woman needs to veil her parts other than hands, face and feet to strangers, meaning those to whom she is not married. Veiling is a religious duty. It is the order of God...The relevant parts need to be veiled in a way that does not reveal the body lines and show the skin,” Bozkurt said.
“Let us all accept that the things we call trousers are skintight. And more on women. [Wearing] trousers in the form of tights and going in public with them is unacceptable. It is the violation of religious rules,” he said.