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Turks and the headscarf

Headscarf wearing has decreased since 1999. In 1999 27.3 were not wearing a headscarf, in 2006, 36.5 are uncovered.

However, a widespread perception is that the use of the headscarf has increased. In 2006 25 percent said that there was a significant increase of women who covered. 39 percent said there was a small increase. 21.8 percent said there was no increase.

This perception was particularly strong among those who defined themselves as left-wing or secular.

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15 Facts About Turkey

  1. Population, urbanization, female literacy in Turkey, 1935-2000
  2. Global Gender Gap Index 2006
  3. Population growth between 1990 and 2000
  4. Turkey's population
  5. Total female population
  6. Turkish households
  7. Marriages and Divorces in 2002
  8. Declining numbers of youth dependents
  9. Ratio of teachers and students
  10. Labor Force Statistics 2005
  11. Tensions between men and women
  12. Support for arranged marriages
  13. Turkey as a religious society
  14. Turks and secularism
  15. Turks and the headscarf

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