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Turkey lifts headscarf ban, discontinues national oath

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-10-31

Turkey has lifted a ban on wearing headscarves in public institutions and will no longer require the national oath to be said in schools, moves that are part of a series of reforms announced by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkey's government has officially lifted a ban on headscarves for public-sector workers and officials, a week after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised a raft of reforms in a much-anticipated democratisation package.

The government has also put an end to the reading of the national oath in the country’s schools, a practise that has come under fire from non-Turks for using nationalist language.

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Date created : 2013-10-08

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