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Turkey rallies against hijab ban

More than a hundred thousand people in Turkey have staged a demonstration in the Turkish southeastern city of Diyarbakir in protest to the government’s Hijab ban.

Demonstrators called for the freedom to wear Islamic hijab, urging the government to guarantee this right in Turkey’s new Constitution.

Chanting slogans in support of the right to hijab, protesters demanded the ban on wearing hijab in governmental and educational centers to be lifted.

The rally was organized by a group of Turkish non-governmental organizations, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Despite electoral promises, Turkish government officials have not taken any practical measures to lift the ban on wearing Islamic hijab in country.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for seven years, has failed to lift the ban on hijab.

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