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Headscarves: Mosque and State in Turkey

On the outside, Turkey has a thriving democracy, but there is a debate over laws that ban religious displays in government institutions. [CC]

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  1. What are the guidelines for dress and head coverings for students in your school? How are they followed and who enforces them? Is there any dissent?
  2. How are civil rights defined for students? Should they be different than those of adults?
  3. What role does gender play in this video? How many women have been elected to Turkey's government in legislative or executive positions? What similar restrictions are placed on males in the society?

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