The Turkish hijab ban is tyrannical and yet another demonstration of how our country ignores human rights violations when it suits our purposes. Turkey is NO model of democracy or human rights in the middle east.
Their hijab ban has nothing to do with curbing religious extremism and everything to do with enforcing the cultural/secular extremes of the Turkish military rulers. The Turkish have gone so far as to refuse to admit a democratically elected congresswoman (Merve Kavacki), who wears hijab, into chambers to represent her constituency until she took off her hijab.
They also imprisoned a mother (Nurcihan Saatcioglu) for three years and continue to harrass and repeatedly arrest her daughters because they participated in a demonstration against the hijab ban. For a while she was actually facing the death penalty. Yes, her crime was participating in a NON violent demonstration against government policy that bans women in hijab from wearing hijab at not only public schools universities, but even in Islamic schools.
Now, as far as France. Well they are gonna have to prevent Sikh men from wearing their turbans in public places too. And God only knows what those buddhist monks could have under their long robes, while going into banks and....