“Recep Tayyip Erdogan said rules preventing pro-Kurdish and other smaller parties from entering parliament would be changed, while Kurdish-language education would be permitted in private schools.
“Kurdish names can be restored to towns in Turkey and a ban on Kurdish letters will be lifted, he said.
“A ban on women wearing headscarves in public institutions will also be lifted, he said.
“‘This is a historic moment, an important stage,’ Erdogan told a press conference on Monday.”
Aljazeera reports on the increased religious freedoms granted minority Kurds intended to jumpstart Turkey’s stalled peace process.