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Turkish PM holds emergency meeting after headscarf defeat

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an emergency meeting with senior aides Friday after Turkey’s top court upheld a ban on the Islamic headscarf in universities, dampening his party’s hopes of surviving a pending closure case. Erdogan cancelled his programmes in Istanbul and was to return to Ankara to chair the meeting of his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) at 3 p.m. He also scrapped a trip to Switzerland on Saturday where he was to have watched Turkey’s first Euro 2008 match against Portugal. Full Story

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