TURKEY ALLOWS POLICEWOMEN ON DUTY TO WEAR ISLAMIC HEADSCARF

ISTANBUL -- Turkey decided to allow policewomen on duty to wear the Islamic headscarf, according to the amendments to the dress code published in the official gazette on Saturday, China's news agency reported.

The gazette said women serving in the Turkish national police force will be able to wear a headscarf under their caps or berets from Saturday, as long as the scarf is patternless and the same color as the uniform.

For years, the ruling Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party has been working toward removing the headscarf ban in multiple areas of social life.

Turkey allowed female college students to wear the headscarf at campuses in 2010 and lifted the ban for high school students in 2014.

Headscarf was allowed in state institutions in 2013.

Source: Nam News Network