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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-04-11

Turkey lifted a ban Wednesday on female members of parliament wearing trousers in the general assembly. The law, which had been in force for almost a century, stipulated that women must wear a skirt into the chamber.

Female deputies will finally be able to wear trousers, jackets and suits in Parliament’s General Assembly after a change to the legislature’s internal regulations on April 10 brought to an end a ban that had been in effect since the republic’s founding.

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Date created : 2013-04-11

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