In Turkey secularism means state control of Islam and the exclusion of Islam from the public sphere, an enforced privatization of religion. Ataturk's secular republic had shut down all independent mosques.
Democracy is about the right to choose. Turkey is at a critical cusp, and I cannot help feeling that, with the proliferation of young women like these, the future of Turkey's democracy is in good hands.
Erdogan's third electoral victory fell short of allowing him to rewrite the obsolete constitution without consensus from other parties, but his victory means years more democratic and economic progress for the vitally important nation of Turkey.