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Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

YEREVAN, MARCH 20, ARMENPRESS. Turkey has withdrawn from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, according to the decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Resmi Gazete reports.

Turkey joined the Istanbul Convention in 2011.

The country’s Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zumrut Selcuk said on Twitter that the Turkish legislation will protect women’s rights.

The Istanbul Convention is a human rights treaty of the Council of Europe against violence against women and domestic violence which was opened for signature on 11 May 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan



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