Turkish top court to begin hearing headscarf case

The case was filed on February 27th by Turkish secularist main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Democratic Left Party (DSP) at the Constitutional Court.

Turkish top court to begin hearing headscarf case
Turkey's top court will begin hearing the case on June 5th, which was filed with the request of abrogation of the constitutional amendment about lifting of ban on headscarf at universities.

The case was filed on February 27th by Turkish secularist main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Democratic Left Party (DSP) at the Constitutional Court.

The parties requested the court to repeal the first two articles of the constitutional amendment.

The eleven-member delegation of the Constitutional Court will make a decision.

The amendment lifting the ban on headscarf at universities was enacted by the parliament on February 9th. President Abdullah Gul ratified the law on February 22nd. The law amends articles 10 (equality before law) and 42 (right and duty of training and education) of the Constitution.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Haziran 2008, 14:44
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