Turkish Archaeologist Not Anti-Islam, Court Finds

Muazzez Ilmiye Cig's research into ancient Sumer led her to the conclusion that headscarves were worn in that culture's sexual rites. But when she made this claim in her book, the 92-year-old archaeologist found herself in court accused of insulting Muslim women.

In a hearing lasting only half an hour, a judge ruled that Cig's actions were not criminal. Her publisher was cleared at the same time. "This trial is the latest in a series of prosecutions of Turkish intellectuals."