Turkey: Female soldiers to wear headscarves for first time

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 22 (ANI): Female members of the armed forces of Turkey will be able to wear headscarves for first time, according to a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced on Wednesday. The state-owned news agency Anadolu quoted new ministry regulations as saying that headscarves can be worn by the female soldiers underneath their caps or berets as long as they bear same colour as their uniform and are without patterns. Earlier, a ban on headscarves in Turkey's civil service was lifted by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in 2013. (ANI)