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Headscarf debate returns to Turkish politics at initiative of secularist opposition 

The CHP becomes proactive against Erdogan's "religious populist games."
A supporter of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ISTANBUL — As women tear off their headscarves in Iran in protest of the regime, Muslim women’s right to wear the headgear has re-emerged on Turkey’s political agenda ahead of the elections. 

This week has seen first the opposition and then President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raise the headscarf issue for national debate as the country enters the pre-election cycle. 

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