Blogging Turkey’s Dark Saturday (20 March 2021)- Erdoğan decides to withdraw from Istanbul Convention #İstanbulSözleşmesi

Today we woke up to a nightmare. Well, we are kind of used to it so don’t feel sorry for democrats in the country who have had their share of trauma already. In a midnight Presidential decree, Erdoğan decided to withdraw from the İstanbul convention, which was not even implemented. Even its existence and its reference to gender equality caused so much anxiety for the religious conservatives and nationalists.
Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early on March 20.

Istanbul Convention – Wikipedia

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention,

Turkey pulls out of international accord designed to protect women

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government gives no reason for withdrawal from the European pact despite sharp rise in

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