Skip to content. We need your support. Make a gift to support our work now, and your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar. A Turkish Muslim model appears naked on the May issue of Germany's Playboy magazine, sparking debate in the country over Muslim women and sexuality as well as causing a rift with the model's conservative family. The appearance of the young actress on the cover of the magazine with one breast exposed has triggered discussion in Germany over women with immigrant backgrounds and the religious and cultural constraints they often face, reports Time. She is the first Turkish woman to have ever stripped for the cover of the magazine. Sahin "managed to link her public exposure to the debate over a central socio-political issue: that young Muslim — in this case, Turkish — women are not allowed to make the same kind of decisions over their own lives and bodies that the daughters of the sexually revealing majority have been able to make for some time," it states.
Brunch Culture Society. Yet was it just a marketing coup, or even a daring act of integration? Sila Sahin : I was born and raised in western Berlin , in Charlottenburg ; I love the city's multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism. I love Turkey too, of course; Istanbul and Izmir are wonderful places. Although I am very curious about other cities I think I will always come back to Berlin.
Her father doesn't belong to any [religion] and her mother is Christian [sic]. Boitin continued to explain that as Editor in Chief he believed there was every reason to put Sahin on the cover to cater to a specific demographic within Germany. Muslim or not, Sahin was itching to make a statement with her sexy photo shoot, which in addition to a cover shot bearing her breast, contains full frontal nudity within the magazine. In her interview where she does not identify herself as Muslim Sahin compares herself to the Marxist Revolutionary Che Guevara and says the shoot was a fight against her conservative upbringing.
Sila Sahin, a German-Turkish Muslim TV actress, has provoked outrage among her family and fans by posing for a page naked Playboy spread. According to the Berlin-born actress, who featured in hit German soap Good Times, Bad Times, the controversial photos are intended to tackle the oppression of women who follow Islam. Please let me come home. Follow Metro.