Turkish State Opera and Ballet Warns Female Musicians Not to Show Cleavage

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The General Directorate of Turkey's State Opera and Ballet apparently can't turn a blind eye to cleavage and has warned female musicians not to bare too much, reports Istanbul's H‹rriyet newspaper. The notice first appeared in the General Directorate's orchestra building, but was removed after some musicians protested.

"It is not appropriate for a musician's cleavage to draw more attention than the instrument they are playing," the paper quoted cellist Arzu Sug‹ne, who posted the notice, as saying. "This is a state institution. Women wear dresses that show the cleft in their cleavage, which is unsightly. We have taken down the written notice originally put up, but this warning remains. We are not a conservative institution, we are not against strapless clothes, but we must maintain certain limits."


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