Outrage as Turkish President Erdoğan Withdraws from the Istanbul Convention
Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM

In the early hours of Saturday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a surprise decree withdrawing Turkey from the European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women. The Council of Europe treaty is known as the Istanbul Convention after the city where the treaty was opened for signature in 2011.  No reason was given for the action.

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