Thousands protest Turkey’s withdrawal from women’s treaty

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Fulya OZERKAN | AFP
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Sat, 2021-03-20 16:31

ISTANBUL: Thousands protested in Turkey on Saturday calling for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to withdraw from the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.
The government sparked domestic and international outrage after announcing the decision before dawn on Saturday, the latest victory for conservatives in Erdogan’s nationalist party and their allies who argued the treaty damaged family unity.

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