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CHP asks constitutional court to hold up university headscarf ban

CHP asks constitutional court to hold up university headscarf ban

CHP asks constitutional court to hold up university headscarf ban

The main opposition Republican Party (CHP) yesterday submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court asking it to annul constitutional amendments to Articles 10 and 42 allowing women to enter universities wearing headscarves. The 58-page petition was signed by 111 deputies from the CHP and the Democratic Left Party (DSP) as well as Tunceli independent Deputy Kamer Genc. CHP Secretary General Onder Sav, flanked by top party officials, told reporters that the changes violate the Constitution and expressed hope that the top court will take up the matter soon.