FOR those struggling to ban women from wearing the burka in their countries, Mustafa Kamal – or “Attaturk”, the founder of modern Turkey – resolved the problem in a wise way.

He issued the following decree: “With immediate effect all Turkish women are privileged to wear whatever they choose. However, all prostitutes must wear a burka.”

The next day no woman in Turkey was seen in a burka.

C Henson, Ullswater, York.