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Turkey exits landmark treaty protecting women against domestic violence

In a blow to roughly half its inhabitants, Turkey has exited a landmark treaty giving safety to women.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree early Saturday that annuls Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Conference, which was aimed toward serving to women struggle domestic violence, The Related Press reported.

The Council of Europe’s Secretary Common, Marija Pejčinović Burić, referred to as the transfer a “enormous setback” and “all of the extra deplorable as a result of it compromises the safety of women in Turkey, throughout Europe and past.”

Women’s rights advocates instantly referred to as for country-wide protests. Violence against and killing of women is rising in Turkey, the AP stated.

Officers in Erdogan’s pro-Islam administration have stated the treaty threatens conservative values, claiming, amongst different issues, that it promotes homosexuality.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish Presidency through AP

Turkey was the primary nation to signal the Council of Europe’s “Conference on stopping and combating violence against women and domestic violence” in Istanbul in 2011 and have become legislation in 2014.

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