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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Turkish lawmakers vote to lift headscarf ban

Constitutional amendments alter rules for students, spur fierce opposition.

Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved two constitutional amendments that would lift a decades-old ban on Islamic headscarves in universities, despite the fierce opposition of the secular establishment.

Parliament voted 403-107 in favor of the amendment that would insert a paragraph into the Constitution stating that everyone has the right to equal treatment from state institutions

A Turkish Muslim girl holds the hand of a pupil, both with head scarf, as another one watches them during a pro-Islamist demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this month.

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Do we see a victory coming for Sikhs in france too ???? Anyone....


  • the display of a religious symbol should really not be an issue. at least, not this big an issue.. this does amaze one.

    The sad part is that they only allow the headscarf, not that all religions can wear small symbols that are within the overall dress code. Or does it say that?

    By Blogger How do we know, at 2/10/2008 11:34 AM  

  • True, people should be free to wear what they want and accept others dresses!! Why make such strict laws on simple things.

    By Blogger Cyberkitty, at 2/11/2008 12:38 AM  

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