Turkey Moves to Lift Headscarf Ban The Turkish parliament passes constitutional amendments to allow women to wear headscarves on college campuses. A researcher at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy explains the Turkish idea of secularism, and two Turkish women discuss whether the ban should have been lifted.
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Turkey Moves to Lift Headscarf Ban

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Turkey Moves to Lift Headscarf Ban

Turkey Moves to Lift Headscarf Ban

Turkey Moves to Lift Headscarf Ban

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The Turkish parliament passes constitutional amendments to allow women to wear headscarves on college campuses.

Soner Cagaptay, a Turkish researcher at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, explains the Turkish idea of secularism that has kept covered women from universities.

Then Andrea Seabrook speaks with two Turkish women about whether the ban should have been lifted.