Emrah oprukcu

Photojournalist based in Istanbul
   
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Location: istanbul
Nationality: Turkish
Biography: Photojournalist 
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Iranian
Credits: emrah oprukcu
Date of Work: 06/01/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 10/20/18
Across its history, Iran has continuously pursued modernisation whilst looking to maintain its spiritual integrity. It has had a Muslim majority population for centuries and so the culture is deeply characterised by its strong Islamic influence. The Iranian people have a record of practising quite a progressive form of Shi’a Islam. The cultural interpretation of the religion has been traditionally open-minded, making allowances for liberal behaviour and improvements in women’s rights. People generally had more the freedom of choice and expression over, for example, whether they wished to pray or wear a ‘hijab’. However, in 1979, the Islamic Revolution overthrew the secular monarchy and the Islamic Republic was subsequently established.

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