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.