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This will add to the worries about a conservative Turkish government trying to impose its mores on the airline that's really the modern flag bearer of the country's growing economic power in the region and worldwide.

Turkish Airlines will no longer allow its flight attendants to wear red, pink or claret lipstick, according to a new regulation…Hostesses must use pastel tones in their makeup. Having tattoos, a high bun or wig are also banned.

Turkish Airlines said…that lipstick and lacquer in red, dark pink or similar colors did not match the current uniforms and that make-up in pastel colors was preferred in the services sector.

“As the appearance of the faces and hands of the cabin crew carries additional importance during service, a natural look is proven to create a more moderate and accessible effect in communication,” the statement read.

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