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No Cheerleaders/Dancers Present When Turkey Plays in FIBA Champs.

For political reasons or social reasons , whenever Turkey has played in this year's FIBA Championships , there have been no dance squad performances or cheer leaders. Some speculate the women have been removed due to the request of Turkish govt. officials who have been in attendance. Others believe it is a difference of social standards and norms- to see scantily clad women dance provocatively is not acceptable in Turkey. Personally I think this is a bad thing. I certainly don't believe women should walk around covered from head to toe, or removed from sight becuase they are dressed in sexy outfits. Concealing women or considering their presence to be unfit for polite society or indecent is just as bad as exploiting women's bodies by using them as sexualized props. Anyway, interesting read. -Sophia

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