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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
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Parliamentary ban on wearing pants gives disabled deputy hard time

CHP İSTANBUL DEPUTY ŞAFAK PAVEY CAME TO PARLIAMENT ON A WHEEL CHAIR WITH THE HELP OF A PARLIAMENT OFFICER AND TOOK HER SEAT AMONG THE CHP'S RANKS. CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR MORE IMAGES.
29 June 2011, Wednesday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM
A disabled deputy with a prosthetic leg from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) found herself in a difficult situation on Tuesday due to a ban on female deputies wearing trousers.
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CHP İstanbul Deputy Şafak Pavey came to Parliament on a wheel chair with the help of a Parliament officer and took her seat among the CHP's ranks. However, she was apparently uncomfortable with wearing a skirt as it exposed her prosthetic leg.

Parliamentary bylaws prohibit female deputies from wearing pants and oblige male deputies to wear ties.

 
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