People in Turkey are set to stage a demonstration in protest at the hijab ban in the country and related restrictions, a report says.
Members of non-governmental organizations have planned to hold a rally in the country's northwest on April 30 to voice their anger over the ban on hijab, IRIB reported Saturday, citing a local Turkish news agency.
The rally will be reportedly organized by the Mazlum Association in the province of Kocaeli, with the aim of pushing for complete freedom of Islamic hijab in Turkey.
Apart from people and cultural associations in Kocaeli, people from other Turkish cities including Istanbul will also participate in the rally.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for seven years, has failed to lift the ban on hijab.