Muslim headscarf in universities in Turkey

Muslim headscarf banned  in an Islamic country in Turkey
 Turkey's ruling AK Party and opposition nationalists unveiled plans on Tuesday to ease a ban on the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in universities that try to address the worries of the country's secular elite. Turkey's Islamist-rooted ruling party, thanks to a deal with the nationalist opposition, was poised Tuesday to make good on a six-year-old electoral promise to allow the Islamic heascarf in universities. The agreement, which provides for two constitutional amendments, was reached late Monday after weeks of bargaining between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the far-right Nationalist Action Party (MHP) of Devlet Bahceli. Together, the two easily have the two-thirds parliamentary majority required to amend the constitution, but debate over the potentially explosive issue is far from over in Turkey, which has a 99-percent Muslim population and a strictly secular regime.

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