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Turkish parliament to vote on lifting headscarf ban at universities

he Turkish parliament is to vote Wednesday on a government proposal to amend the constitution to pave the way for women to be allowed to wear the traditional Islamic headscarf while attending university. The proposal, sponsored by both the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has met with strong criticism from many quarters, with Deniz Baykal, the leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), on Tuesday saying it was part of a campaign to undermine the secular principles of the Turkish republic. Full Story

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