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The Turkey Update

For those of you interested in the headscarf issue in Turkey, here are some great links to keep you updated:

You can listen to the latest Islamophonics podcast here which not only discusses the headscarf, but also explores the influential Gulen movement.

Founder of Tekbir, Mustafa Karaduman gets into trouble, but this time with Muslims who feel he is disrespecting Islam. Read all about it here.

This article from VoA explores the headscarf as a 'fashion statement' in Turkey, but since then, Turkey's constitutional court has overturned government initiatives to allow headscarves in universities. Read more about it here.

This article looks in more depth at the issues surrounding the supposed 'clash' of secularism and Islam in Turkey, as symbolised by the headscarf debate.

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