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Inter-Universities board to meet tomorrow and discuss headscarf issue

Inter-Universities board to meet tomorrow and discuss headscarf issue

Inter-Universities board to meet tomorrow and discuss headscarf issue

Meeting tomorrow, the Inter-Universities Board (UAK), made up of all Turkey's university rectors, is expected to discuss the headscarf issue. Akdeniz University Rector Mustafa Akaydin, the UAK chairman, told reporters yesterday that they had also invited Board of Higher Education (YOK) head Yusuf Ziya Ozcan to attend the gathering. Akaydin also said that rectors who allow girls to enter universities with headscarves were acting illegally, despite recent constitutional changes to end the ban. In related news, Ozcan said yesterday that the headscarf issue at universities could be resolved through the already-passed changes and that there was no need to modify the YOK Law, as some have called for.