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Başörtüsü

January 31st 2008
Controversy... So much fuss over a little piece of fabric: the başörtüsü (headscarf) issue has been making the headlines again in Turkey. When President Gül came to power last summer, the press did not quietly ignore the fact that his wife wears one in public. The Turkish government this week removed the ban on women wearing headscarves in its universities. How do I feel about this? Aft ... read more
Middle East » Turkey

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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