A man of South Asian origin complained that he was verbally abused and discriminated on grounds of racial origin by a security guard, and supermarket personnel. He complained to the Ombudsman
The Constitutional Court, on 18 July 2018 decided that the disciplinary penalties against, and dismissal of, a civil servant for wearing a headscarf at a public institution in Ankara was a violation of the freedom of religion and conscience. It also ordered the applicant to be paid a sum of 20 000 Turkish liras (around EUR 3 200) in damages.
The dissolution of Parliament and the announcement of early elections implies the withdrawal of the bill which contained a general reform of anti-discrimination legislation and the creation of an independent "Authority for equal treatment and non-discrimination"