2. Do Not Dress Immodestly

Dress comfortably in modest clothing. While somewhat revealing outfits are more acceptable in large cities like Istanbul, it's best to avoid wearing minis, club-type attire, and short shorts. Blend in or risk being targeted by unwanted attention in the streets. Historic mosques are places to pray. Respect tradition and wear a cardigan or tee to cover your shoulders and arms. Cover your head with a scarf. Many mosques hand scarves out for free, but you can also purchase one at a nearby shop.

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