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Top court to take up headscarf issue today

Top court to take up headscarf issue today

Top court to take up headscarf issue today

The Constitutional Court will announce today, or tomorrow at the latest, its verdict on a constitutional amendment allowing women to wear Islamic headscarves at universities. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) applied to the top court for the annulment of the law. The decision is expected to have important repercussions for the closure case against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as Chief Public Prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya pointed the AKP's headscarf legislation as an evidence of its anti-secular leanings in the indictment for the separate closure case.