Four female lawmakers were welcomed into Parliament with Islamic head scarves, which for some was an unwelcome break with secular traditions and for others a sign of the nation?s maturing democracy.
One of the persisting responses to Turkey?s Kurdish issue and its trial with the Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) was a hatred of politics, albeit in different doses.
PM Erdoğan has praised the entry of lawmakers wearing headscarves into the Parliament in his pre-recorded monthly address to the nation aired on Oct. 31
Four female MPs mark the end of a ban imposed since the early days of the Turkish Republic
Four female MPs wearing headscarves walked into Turkey’s parliament in Ankara on Thursday, marking the end of a ban emphatically imposed since the early days of the Turkish Republic.
CHP has labeled three female deputies? decision to enter Parliament wearing headscarves ‘insincere’ and said they will not ‘fall into the trap of’ overreacting to it
President Abdullah Gül?s reception at Çankaya Palace in Ankara to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the republic was like a theater foyer where matters discussed and the body language used was more interesting than the play regarding the normalization of Turkish politics.
Mustafa Sarıgül, the mayor of the Istanbul district of Şişli, will meet the Republican People?s Party deputy head