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MHP's Bahceli: "The AKP should keep its word to change YOK law to address the headscarf ıssue"

MHP's Bahceli: "The AKP should keep its word to change YOK law to address the headscarf ıssue"

MHP's Bahceli: "The AKP should keep its word to change YOK law to address the headscarf ıssue"

Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli yesterday criticized the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for reportedly backtracking on changing the Board of Higher Education (YOK) Law to deal with the headscarf issue. Speaking to his party's parliamentary group, Bahceli said that when the MHP joined forces with the AKP to amend the Constitution to lift the university headscarf ban, the parties had also agreed to modify Article 17 of the YOK Law towards the same end. But recent statements by AKP deputies and a YOK circular urging rectors to allow headscarves at universities show a hesitation to amend the crucial YOK Law to solve the problem, the MHP leader said. Our agreement with the AKP is a matter of honor for the MHP, added Bahceli, calling on the ruling party to keep its promises.