Turkey Eliminate Hijab Ban

2013-10-01 00:36:19 | Al Muslim News
Turkey Eliminate Hijab Ban

 

Turkish Government will end a ban which restricts women from wearing Islamic hijab in state institutions, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a major policy speech. “It is not a rational to expect this package to meet all the problems of the country, although we wish we could do this,” Erdoğan said at a press conference in Ankara, local media reported. “It is hard to make reforms when deadlock has become a type of politics,” said Erdoğan, adding that despite all threats and attacks against his party, they had not abandoned their path to democratization. “We will continue to do whatever will please our people,” Erdoğan added. The hijab ban end came along with a series of domestic reforms which were revealed among the much-anticipated democratization package. According to Erdogan, the government would remove a headscarf ban in public institutions, except for judges, prosecutors, police officers and army members, as part of an amendment to the law’s fifth article. Rights for Turkey’s ethnic minorities were also a big part of the package. According to reforms, education in different languages and dialects will be permitted in private schools..

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