Stories about Turkey from February, 2008
Erkan's field diary discusses Turkey's lifting of the headscarf (Hijab) ban in his country.
Turkish blogger Erkan writes about meeting GV co-founder Ethan Zuckerman and many other “cool and geeky” people at a two-day conference in Istanbul.
The "Turban" (or Islamic Headscarf) in Turkey has always been a hot-button issue within the Republic. This week, the Turkish parliament approved a preliminary bill that would allow women to wear headscarves at University... the result of which has caused an outcry from many sections of Turkish society. Is the lifting of the headscarf ban a sign of a positive democratic process or the slow takeover of a religious autocracy?