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Istanbul University rector, faculty criticize plan to end headscarf ban

Istanbul University rector, faculty criticize plan to end headscarf ban

Istanbul University rector, faculty criticize plan to end headscarf ban

The rector and other faculty at Istanbul University (IU) yesterday criticized a plan spearheaded by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to lift the ban on wearing headscarves at universities. At a meeting of IU deans, professors and other faculty members, Rector Mesut Parlak claimed that supporters of headscarves have put Turkey in a dangerous situation. �The issue should be dealt with through the participation of all sectors of society," he said, complaining that universities had not been consulted on the issue.