Turkey: Young woman released on condition of reading books on morals
A woman who had been detained over going out in public in swimwear was released by a Turkish court on condition that she starts enlightening herself by regularly reading books on morals and social values.
The woman named Melisa Aydinalp, reportedly a professional model, was recently taken into custody when she was spotted strolling in Istanbul's Bagdat street dressed only in swimwear and a pair of sneakers.
She was charged over "indecent behavior" and "exhibitionism," which is punishable by up to a year in prison according to the Turkish penal code.
As the court released her on Friday, it ordered her to go to a public library at least twice a week and read book on morals and social values. A travel ban was also imposed by the court.