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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Turkey Sees First Trial Judge Presiding Wearing Headscarf
According to Daily Sabah, a female judge in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday became the first judge in the country to preside at a trial wearing a Muslim headscarf (hijab). For many years, Turkey-- because of its tradition of secularism-- banned women from wearing the headscarf in public institutions. This past June, the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors changed the rule for judges.