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Turkish female MP makes historic plea to preserve Turkey’s secularism

Turkish female MP makes historic plea to preserve Turkey’s secularism

Nov 1, 2013 was an historic day in Turkey as headscarved deputies were allowed for the first time since the 1930’s to sit in Parliament. A disabled female MP addressed the ruling Islamist party AKP in a rousing speech that ...

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Turkey lifts generations-old ban on Islamic head scarf

Turkey lifts generations-old ban on Islamic head scarf

Turkey lifted a ban on women wearing the Islamic head scarf in state institutions on Tuesday, ending a generations-old restriction as part of a package of reforms the government says are meant to improve democracy. The ban, whose roots date ...

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