One victory in the battle between Islamic and secular forces in Turkey has been won as the state's education board is now allowing Islamic headscarves on campus, a ruling which reverses a 13-year ban on the practice. Observers say the change is yet another sign of shifting power in a Muslim country with a long secular traditions. One instructor at Istanbul University who kicked a hat-wearing student out of class said he is the subject of death threats. Turkey's public sector still bans the wearing of headscarves for workers who hold government jobs.
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