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Friday, 22 October 2010

Turkey: Erdogan's party loses key vote on headscarf ban

Good news. Politicians fail to find common ground on lifting Turkey's head scarf ban |
"Turkey's governing party failed to win key opposition support on Wednesday for plans to lift a ban on the wearing of Islamic head scarves at universities, a deeply divisive issue in a country with secular laws and a Muslim population.

The conflict over the head scarf reflects a struggle over Turkey's direction between the Islamic-oriented government, which argues for more religious freedom, and critics who believe the country's secular principles are in peril.

In Turkey, women are free to wear Islamic head scarves, but students, teachers and state-employed officials are not."
"Headscarf ban is against freedom of believe", Erdogan says
Chief of Religious Affairs Directorate asks politicians to solve headscarf's problem by themselves.

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