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  • n  a kerchief worn over the head and tied under the chin

  • When all is said and done, the headscarf furor reflects a broader sentiment wafting across: it's fine to be Muslim, just don't remind us about it by the way you dress.
  • Turkey's secularist establishment considers the government's campaign to lift the headscarf ban as key grounds for outlawing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for its .
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  • Turkey women call for headscarf freedom
    ANKARA, Turkey, July 3 (UPI) -- A group of 57 women, including journalists and politicians, said they have created a petition calling for the freedom to wear a headscarf in Turkey.
    July 3, 2013 - UPI
  • Iran Deems Record-Setting Swimmer's Outfits too Revealing
    She started swimming in the Caspian Sea, in clothes that weighed over 13 pounds, at 5:30 a.m. on June 11. Nine hours later, Elham Sadat Asghari had swam 20 kilometers and completed a record-setting swim that the Iranian government refused to recognize, claiming the diving suit, full jacket, and headscarf she wore in the water was too revealing, according to MSN. Iran’s sports ministry has ...
    July 1, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Islam convert says she was unable to wear hijab in Cork workplace
    A former worker at Dunnes Stores in Cork has claimed she was fired because she was told she could not work while wearing the hijab, the traditional muslim headscarf.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Yasar Buyukanit in Leading The Charge
    I know why you are here. You want to know what the military thinks on the headscarf issue,Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said to a crush of live broadcast crews that turned up at military headquarters in Ankara, the capital, for his meeting with the...
  • John Howard in The Australian
    I don't mind the headscarf but it's really the whole outfit,Howard said. "I think most Australians would find it confronting."
  • Devlet Bahceli in Reuters India
    The joint proposal of the AK Party and the MHP for changing the constitution and the law (on the headscarf issue) is expected to be presented to parliament today,Bahceli told members of his parliamentary party. "Under this plan, the...

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