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Far-right leader approves of AKP visit to pro-Kurdish party over headscarf issue

The leader of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, has unexpectedly expressed no anger over a visit his election ally, the ruling...

Erdoğan backs away from idea to hold referendum on headscarf freedom

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday backed away from his recent proposal to hold a referendum on guaranteeing a woman’s right to wear...

[ANALYSIS] A look at ethnic divisions in Iran amid the hijab revolt

Türkmen Terzi The Iranian regime has in the past faced mass unrest due to the country’s strict hijab laws. This time, however, the nationwide protests...

Opposition gives cold shoulder to Erdoğan proposal for vote on headscarf freedom

Turkey’s main opposition party and its election partner have rebuffed a proposal from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to hold a referendum on guaranteeing a...

Former President Gül extends support to opposition leader for headscarf freedom bill

Turkey’s 11th president, Abdullah Gül, has expressed support for a recent move by the country’s main opposition leader, who suggested the introduction of legal...

Hundreds protest in Turkey in support of Iranian women

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Turkey on Sunday to condemn Iran's crackdown on women-led demonstrations sparked by a young woman's death...

Turkish filmmakers express solidarity with ‘Iranian sisters’ demanding freedom

Female filmmakers in Turkey have released a video in which they express solidarity with Iranian women rising up to demand freedom as they protest...

Turkish authorities investigate women’s group for throwing headscarves on the ground during anti-Taliban protest

Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into a women’s group for throwing headscarves on the ground in a protest against the Taliban in August,...

Erdoğan condemns EU court ruling on headscarves ban

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday hit out an EU court ruling allowing employers in some cases to ban staff from wearing headscarves...

Photo of woman in German language textbook doctored to include headscarf

The photo of an elderly woman in a German language textbook provided to students by the Turkish Education Ministry turns out to have been photoshopped to...

Deputy claims headscarf will be banned if ruling AKP loses local elections

A deputy from the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) argued on Sunday that if their party loses in the upcoming local elections in...

[UPDATE] Kılıçdaroğlu visits headscarved woman attacked on İstanbul minibus

Leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Wednesday visited a young, headscarf-wearing woman who was subjected to an attack...

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