Turkey's Parliament took a major step earlier this month toward lifting a ban against women wearing head scarves at universities. The head scarf ban and the push to repeal it by Turkey's new Islamist government has become a hotly debated issue, pitting observant Muslims against a secular elite who fear what a change in the law might mean for Turkey’s future. We'll hear from all sides.
- Selma Acuner, journalist, activist
- Zeynep Erdim, Turkish woman
- Zuleyha Colak, University of Minnesota
- Shoaib 2/20/08: "Freedom is the essence of democracy. There seems to be a clear contradiction in the basic fundamental of liberty of speech and expression and the ban on head scarf, regardless of the geographical location, i.e. Turkey or France."