The Norwegian defence ministry has given the all-clear for uniformed soldiers to wear religious headgear such as turbans, hijabs and kippahs.

With little fanfare, the armed forces relaxed the rules for religious garb earlier this summer, an advisor to the Norwegian defence chaplaincy told newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

"The use of religious symbols with armed forces uniforms was cleared on July 1st this year," said Major Tor Simen Olberg.

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