On weekday mornings the Fatih branch of Tekbir, a popular Istanbul-based Islamic fashion company, is quiet. One Thursday in early October Fatima, a Tekbir sales person, milled around the racks of clothes, smoothing down dress sleeves and tidying stacks of blouses, fluffing hanging displays of brightly colored scarves all stamped with the label’s name. Like her colleagues, Fatima wears a long, sea foam green coat buttoned up to her neck, a matching patterned headscarf, and a small gold name tag. She is an observant Muslim, at home in Fatih, a conservative neighborhood on the Golden Horn where she has been working for the past year and a half.
The Pulitzer Center’s Jenna Krajesk reports from Fatih, a conservative Muslim neighborhood in Istanbul, following the protests that shook Turkey in May.