[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Salam

[Date:] Monday, 16 Dey 1370 [6 January 1992] – 30 Jumada t-Tani 1412

[Issue No.:] 184

[Page:] 10

 

Freedom, Atatürk Style!

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Erdal İnönü recently met with the leader of the Baha’i community in that country and he promised to remove the barriers to expanding the activities of this sect. He added that the Turkish government supports freedom of belief, religion and human rights.  In this meeting, the head of the Turkish Baha’i community, who was meeting with the Turkish authorities for the first time, expressed hope for the expansion of Baha’i activity in that country and said that the Baha’i view concerning social and political issues had much in common with Atatürk’s principles.

It is unclear from the broad spectrum of freedom in Turkey, which has expanded so widely, if the women of this country could have their wish to keep their hijabs in universities.