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Turkey’s main Islamic human rights organization faces internal upheaval

In Turkey, there are various human rights organizations dedicated to defend oppressed groups or individuals.

Protesters from human rights organisation Mazlumder hold torches during a demonstration in Istanbul January 26, 2008. Students may soon be allowed to wear the Muslim headscarf in Turkish universities, a watershed for a devout, growing middle class that has long complained of discrimination against its faith. Picture taken on January 26, 2008. To match feature TURKEY-HEADSCARF REUTERS/Fatih Saribas (TURKEY) - RTR1WHXVOne of them, Mazlumder, is unique, because it has explicitly Islamic credentials, unlike most others that are more secular.

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