New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

Female officers will be able to wear plain hijab as part of official uniform

New rule allows female Turkish police to wear headscarf

World Bulletin / News Desk

Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday.

Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule which will allow policewomen to wear a headscarf under their caps or beret on condition it be the same color as the uniform and without a pattern.

Back in 2013, then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced the lifting of headscarf bans in Turkey's civil service as part of a broader democratization package.

Elsewhere, Police Scotland recently announced that the hijab would become an optional part of its uniform to encourage more female Muslims to consider policing as a career option.

Muslim women police in London have been permitted to wear a hijab for the past decade.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Ağustos 2016, 15:52