Campus News

Head-scarf ban may be lifted on Turkish university campuses

Devout Muslim women in Turkey may be one step closer to being able to wear head scarves on college campuses thanks to two constitutional amendments passed by the Turkish parliament, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. In response to parliament’s decisions, more than 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Ankara, Turkey’s capital, on Feb. 9. The amendments, which address equality in state institutions and a right to receive an education, are expected to be approved by President Abdullah Gul.