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Turkish lawmakers lift headscarf ban amid heavy protests

Turkey’s parliament voted Saturday to lift a ban on Islamic headscarves at universities, handing victory to the Islamist-rooted ruling party as tens of thousands protested the deeply controversial move. The constitutional reform package tabled by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 411 ‘yes’ votes in the 550-seat house, parliament speaker Koksal Toptan said. Full Story

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