Turkish Women Start Petition Calling for Freedom To Wear Headscarves

Headscarf ban for civil servants was introduced in the 1980s


ANKARA, Turkey, July 3 (UPI) — A group of 57 women, including journalists and politicians, said they have created a petition calling for the freedom to wear a headscarf in Turkey.

The petition is titled "End injustice: We want a solution, not postponement."

The creators of the petition don't wear headscarves themselves, but said they object to discrimination against women who do.

"We oppose every kind of practice that creates inequality for women who wear headscarves," the petition states.