Turkish Prosecutor: Covering head in army is contrary to the principle of secularism
Council of State prosecutor, who explained his opinion in the case against the headscarf freedom in the Turkish Armed Forces [TAF], stated that a woman covering her head in the TAF is contrary to the principle of secularism.
The People's Liberation Party [HKP] had filed a lawsuit against the headscarf freedom in the Turkish Armed Forces. The prosecutor, explaining his opinion in the aforementioned case, stated that "covering head in the TAF is contrary to the principle of secularism".
According to Oda TV, the prosecutor used the following statements in his opinion:
"Article 2 of the Constitution stating that the Republic of Turkiye is a democratic, secular and social state based on the basic principles laid down in the beginning."
In public service, the principle of 'secularism' is an element of the principle of neutrality and secularism can also be defined as neutrality in the religious field.
Impartiality is one of the fundamental principles of Public Service.
In public service, the principle of 'secularism' is an element of the principle of impartiality, and neutrality in the religious sphere can be defined as secularism.
The principle of neutrality, which bears the attribute of a duty to the administration, has been imposed on the personnel performing public service, to not reflect their political, social and religious tendencies. It is aimed to carry out public service in a regular and non-suspicion manner.