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In Turkey, headscarf is a women’s rights issue

Turkey has a long history of pigeonholing women. Women who chose to cover their heads were labeled “backward” and uneducated while those who went uncovered represented the modern ideal of a woman bravely rejecting religious conservatism. The headscarf symbolized the battle between the forces of modernity and arch-conservatism. But for a new generation of women, […]