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European court ruling on headscarves sparks ire in Ankara

On March 14, the European Court of Justice made a controversial ruling, stating that companies are permitted to ban employees from wearing visible religious symbols such as the Islamic headscarf.

A woman reacts as she attends the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by ruling AK Party (AKP), oppositions Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month's failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal - RTSLJVFThe decision from Europe’s top court came after two women were fired because they refused to take off their headscarves at workplaces in France and Belgium.

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