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Gul reviewing changes to end university headscarf ban

Gul reviewing changes to end university headscarf ban

Gul reviewing changes to end university headscarf ban

President Abdullah Gul yesterday said he was reviewing constitutional changes to end the university headscarf ban which need his signature to go into law. Gul made the remarks after separately receiving just-elected Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Hasan Gerceker, Turkish Bar Association (TBB) head Ozdemir Ozok and members of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Unions (TISK). After the meeting, Ozok said that his talk with the president had been very fruitful, and added, "We discussed the amendments to Articles 10 and 42 of the Constitution and told the president about our latest meeting with local bar heads. We submitted a petition of our concerns and legal evaluations of the latest developments." Gul said that he would evaluate the package of constitutional changes and has yet to make any decision. "We're working on the package," he added.