31 October 2013
AK Party Konya Deputies Gulay Samanci, Kahramanmaras Deputy Sevde Beyazit Kacar, Denizli Deputy Nurcan Dalbudak and Mardin Deputies Gonul Bekin Sahkulubey attend the parliament wearing headscarves.
08 October 2013
The headscarf ban in public institutions is lifted with the new amendment made in the clothing regulations.
31 August 2013
People who were ousted from their jobs from the coup on 28 February 1998 are given the opportunity to return to their jobs.
30 March 2012
Public schools providing religious classes in addition to the standard curriculum, known locally as imam-hatip schools, are reopened after being closed with the post-modern coup of 28 February 1997. Qur’an courses and the lessons on life of the Prophet Muhammad were added to the imam-hatip curriculum.
24 February 2012
A historically renowned scholar, Iskilipli Atif Hoca, who was sentenced to hanging because he opposed the hat revolution, was officially granted the restoration of honor by the state.
01 January 2012
Clothing regulations are lifted in universities.
01 December 2011
The inequality among students from different schools while entering university is abolished. Therefore, the Religious Vocational School students are evaluated equally with the students attending various other types of schools.
17 September 2011
The Presidency of Religious Affairs lifts the age limit on learning to read the Qur’an in mosques. Therefore, all children can go to these classes with the consent of their families.
12 September 2010
The trials of the orchestrators of the 1980 coup begin.
27 June 2010
The Council of Higher Education (YOK) orders universities to lift the headscarf ban.
01 January 2005
For the first time a Turkish citizen takes the post of Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
19 September 2003
Obstacles preventing parents giving names of their choice to their children are lifted.