Cairo - After about 90 years of ban on wearing Hijab in the state institutions in Turkey, the government has issued a law lifting the longstanding ban on wearing Hijab in the public entities except the military, judiciary, prosecutors, and police as officials stated that the lifting will include all public entities soon, opening the doors for controversy across the local and international media and observers about motives behind this measure.

Mohamed Zayed is Copy Editor for Hindawi Publishing Corporation in Cairo.