Posted by: becketfund | April 5, 2010

Bosnia: University Draws Turks Avoiding Headscarf Ban

SARAJEVO – About 1,000 Turkish students have left Turkey to attend university in Bosnia, many attracted by the right to wear the Islamic headscarf, Reuters reported on April 5.  On April 5, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan officially opened a new campus of the International University of Sarajevo on the outskirts of the Bosnian capital.  Erdogan heads an Islamist-rooted government and his wife wears a headscarf. However, Turkey remains a secular state and women are forbidden to wear headscarves at university there.

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