Turkey condemns EU court ruling on scarf ban as infringement of liberty

Ankara-Turkey condemned the European Union Supreme Court’s ruling on Sunday recognizing a ban on scarves under certain conditions as a “clear breach of religious freedom,” a move exacerbated prejudice against European Muslim women He added that he would let him.

The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (CJEU) may ban employees from wearing scarves under certain conditions if necessary to project a neutral image to customers on Thursday. I decided.

The ruling was a sign of growing Islamophobia when the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that European Muslim women were increasingly discriminating against their religious beliefs.

“The CJEU’s decision when Islamophobia, racism and hatred took Europe hostage has ignored religious freedom and created grounds for discrimination and legal protection,” the ministry said. It was.

On Saturday, Turkish President Communication Director Fahrett in Altun blamed the move, saying, “This wrong decision is an attempt to justify racism.”

The problem of the hijab, a traditional scarf worn around the head and shoulders, has been divided throughout Europe for years, highlighting a major difference from Islamic unification.

The Islamist-based AK Party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who came to power in 2002, merged a pro-Western democratic market approach from Western allies in recent years on rising authoritarianism and religious intolerance. It has been criticized. Leaders from the United States, Greece, Russia, and the church expressed concern last year about his government’s move to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Ankara has repeatedly accused European countries of not doing enough to prevent discrimination against Muslims and said it will begin issuing annual reports on what is called an example of Islamophobia around the world. Is.

Depending on whether the ban on scarves in the workplace represents a violation of religious freedom, the CJEU can do so if the employer is justified by the need to present a neutral image. Said.

The relationship between Ankara and Brock is tense over many issues: the controversy between EU member states Greece and Turkey over maritime jurisdiction and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

By Tuvan Gumrukcu

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