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Erdogan floats referendum on headscarf, 'family institution'

The Turkish president has said public could be canvassed on changes to protect what he called family values and the rights of women who wear headscarves.
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ISTANBUL — Turkish voters could be asked to vote on constitutional changes that would embody anti-LGBTQ clauses in the name of protecting the family after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday the amendment may be put to a referendum. 

Addressing the parliamentary group of his Justice and Development Party (AKP), Erdogan said talks on the reforms with the party’s nationalist allies would be completed Wednesday and presented to parliament. 

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