Turkey Closes Two Schools for Breaching Headscarf Ban
The authorities in Turkey have closed down two schools in the western city of Usak after teachers and students disobeyed a ban on Islamic-style headscarves, Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.
The decision follows numerous inspections of the schools -- both private institutions -- by education ministry officials, who found that the ban was constantly breached despite repeated warnings from authorities, the agency said.
The students were to be transferred to other schools in the city.
Headscarves are banned in Turkish public offices, universities and schools on account of what the establishment regards as their overtly Islamic message -- ANKARA (AFP)
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