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Turkey Okays Islamic Headscarf for Female Police Officers



Turkey will allow women police officers to wear Islamic headscarves while on duty, provided that they match the uniform, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.

The regulation was changed in the government’s Official Gazette and states the headscarf must be plain, without designs.

The move follows similar changes in regulations in other countries, including Canada, and comes after a ban on the burkini in local districts in France made headlines in Turkey.

Turkey, a Muslim majority but officially secular state, has a fraught history with the headscarf.

Former secular governments forbade it in universities and among civil servants.

The ruling conservative-Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been relaxing these old rules since it came to power in 2002. Liberals in Turkey have often supported efforts to undo the restrictions put in place by the old guard and the military.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. just saying

    August 28, 2016 at 1:54 am

    The same Turkey the country of Apostle Paul and other great men of God?
    Nigerians have to be prayerful with PMB. His mission is Islamisation.

  2. deb

    August 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I had a dream. My dream usually is real. I saw Buhari and his wife standing, his wife held a Gold cross pendant admiring it and he was so angry to the teeth telling his wife he knows how much he hates Christianity. Buhari missions on turning Nigeria to an Islamic state but he doesnt have a method of doing it apart from an autocratic method which he is afraid to apply for now.

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