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Quebec values charter tossed back at Canadian envoy in Turkey
by Alexander Panetta
Canada's ambassador for religious freedom, Andrew Bennett, says an attempt to discuss human rights in Turkey prompted that government to throw Quebec's controversial values charter back at him.
Bennett stressed that Turkey has made notable strides towards religious freedom in recent years. For example hijab-wearers are now allowed into public buildings.
However, Christian, Jewish and Alevi minorities continue to have concerns, including the expropriation of religious property.
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