06/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Turkish Women Play Soccer Skirting Religion And Convention

Out on the field she's skilled: She deftly maneuvers the ball across the field, and her coach describes her as a solid teammate. But for Cansu Topcu, a key player on Marmara University's women's soccer team, indulging her passion for soccer requires more than just talent and training.

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