Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: APA Images via Zuma Press Wire / DPA
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: APA Images via Zuma Press Wire / DPA
Middle East

Türkiye’s President Erdogan proposes vote on women’s right to wear Islamic headscarf

  • The subject is important for devout Muslim Erdogan, whose Islamic-rooted ruling party lifted a ban on wearing the hijab in state institutions in 2013
  • ‘If you have the courage, come, let’s put this issue to a referendum … Let the nation make the decision,’ Erdogan said

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: APA Images via Zuma Press Wire / DPA
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: APA Images via Zuma Press Wire / DPA
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