Turkey’s Democratization Package Includes Further Relaxing the Ban on Headscarves

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a democratization package that includes further relaxing the ban on women wearing headscarves.  Women in universities have been able to wear headscarves, but Erdogan’s announcement extended this ability to women government employees, except prosecutors, judges, and military and security personnel.

Here’s a video of Erdogan’s speech, with English subtitles; the relevant section starts at about 2:19: