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Turkey Lifts Longtime Ban on Head Scarves

Turkey has lifted a decades-old ban on head scarves for female workers in state offices, ending a longstanding restriction that has polarized Turkish society. The change went into effect Tuesday.  However, the ban remains in place for judges, prosecutors, police and military personnel. The ban, which dates back almost 90 years to the early days of the Turkish Republic, has been one of the most emotionally charged issues in Turkey.  It has long divided the country, pitting a rising ...

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