Turkey

Kaya Arslan: "C’est surtout depuis quelques années que la question du foulard a suscité des débats passionnés...C’est aussi une conséquence de changements intervenus dans le pays - urbanisation, mobilité sociale, développement des classes moyennes."
Turkey is preparing to publish a document that represents a revolutionary reinterpretation of Islam - and a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion.
Turkish Muslim women who wear headscarves will have access to Turkish [state] universities after parliamentarians voted to overturn a decade-long ban last week.
"The issue raises a big question about Mr. Erdogan: is he dedicated to his party’s plans for comprehensive constitutional reform, or is he simply serving the interests of religion? The latter would be a grave error..."
Two major parties in Turkey have submitted a joint plan to parliament to ease a ban on the Islamic headscarf in the country's universities. Polls suggest there is strong public support for lifting the ban.
Le nombre de femmes portant le foulard a augmenté en Turquie au cours des quatre dernières années, selon un sondage publié.
Women's groups in Turkey have condemned a new draft constitution, saying it sets the country back years in terms of gender equality.
The film festival was held in May 2007 to "create a written and oral history of women in the cinema industry" with the intention of maintaining and improving relations between Turkish and foreign women film makers by bringing them together.
Les droits de femmes ont considérablement progressé ces dernières années en Turquie, même si dans la pratique de nombreux progrès restent à faire.
"Internationally, the role of women in organising and fomenting the demonstrations that have rocked Turkey in recent weeks has gone almost unnoticed. But in Turkey, commentators describe it as nothing short of a 'women's revolution'."
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