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Defending a secular Turkey – but what kind?

Feb 11, 2008 | Comments Off

The Daily Star

by Tulin Daloglu

There”s a Turkish saying: “Thursday”s coming is clear from Wednesday.” It”s just not clear what Thursday will bring. Turkey”s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has joined with the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to introduce a constitutional amendment allowing women to wear headscarves in public universities. Their coalition secured enough votes at the Turkish Parliament to bring about this change. On Saturday, indeed, the bill was accepted.

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