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Turkey breaks another taboo by including headscarf wearing women as deputies in Parliament

October 31, 2013

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Today’s Zaman 31 October 2013 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM WITH REUTERS, İSTANBUL Amid fears that tension in Parliament would rise over several Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies wearing headscarves while attending parliamentary sessions, four headscarved deputies walked into Parliament on Thursday and faced no words of protest or anger from opposition parties, marking the end […]

Some Muslim Athletes Banned for Doping at the 2012 Olympics

July 25, 2012

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  Note from Rafik: I am disappointed by the lack of ethical behavior of some Muslim Olympians at the 2012 Olympics.   Allah is very clear in the Qur’an (5:2) about engaging in this type of behavior. “Help you one another in righteousness and piety, but help you not one another in sin and rancor: fear […]

Istanbul’s muezzins get training in how to give the Adhan

May 11, 2010

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BBC News It is meant to be a beautiful, melodic and spiritual start to the day. But the morning calls to prayer by some of Istanbul’s muezzins and imams have had locals plugging their ears rather than reaching for their prayer books. The problem is such that following a flood of complaints by locals, special […]

Muslim Countries and Muslims Team Up with Other Countries and Faith-Based Communities to Help Haiti

January 17, 2010

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Turkey sends in rescuers and 10 tons of aid material to Haiti Worldbulletin.net Turkey sent Sunday 10 tons of additional aid material to Haiti hit by a devastating earthquake. A statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said total aid material dispatched by Turkey to Haiti has reached 50 tons. After three cargo planes […]

Turkey Orders Trial of Ruling Party

March 31, 2008

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Al Jazeera Turkey’s highest court has agreed to hear a case calling for a ban on the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP). The 11-member Constitutional Court said on Monday it had decided to hear the full case for shutting down the AKP on grounds that it is trying to scrap secular principles enshrined in […]

Thwarting Democracy over Headscarves: The Move to Ban Turkey’s Ruling Party

March 17, 2008

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 Al-Jazeera A state prosecutor has asked Turkey’s highest court to shutdown the ruling AK Party for allegedly undermining secularism. Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya, the court of appeals chief prosecutor, as quoted by Turkish television as saying he wanted senior party members, including the president and prime minister, banned from politics for five years. Yalcinkaya said a government […]

Turkish parliament lifts university headscarf ban

February 9, 2008

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By Hidir Goktas and Gareth Jones Sat Feb 9, 8:49 AM ET Turkey’s parliament voted on Saturday to lift a ban on female students wearing the Muslim headscarf at university, a landmark decision that some Turks say will undermine the foundations of the secular state. Parliament, where the ruling centre-right AK Party has a big […]