An air hostess who flaunted her busty figure for a series photoshoots and a music video has been fired from her job after bosses discovered the raunchy snaps.
Zuhal Sengul, 31, angered her Turkish Airlines bosses when they saw her showing off her curves in low-cut tops and corsets for a series of Gothic-style photoshoots featured in an Italian magazine.
‘Simple make-up, immaculate and in pastel colours, is preferred for staff working in the service sector,’ a statement from Turkish Airlines said.
The dismissal of Ms Zuhal, who is a vegan campaigner and holds a black belt in karate, may have been influenced by a country-wide shift towards more traditional Muslim values, with the president of the airline’s labour union saying that Turkey has become ‘more conservative, more religious’.
‘This new guideline is totally down to Turkish Airlines management’s desire to shape the company to fit its own political and ideological stance,’ he said.
Last year the airline banned staff from wearing lipstick, although they later reversed the decision after a social media backlash, saying it was a misunderstanding.
Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, connecting Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh with Istanbul.