Protests as Turkey pulls out of treaty to protect women

Protests as Turkey pulls out of treaty to protect women

The Guardian

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Women take to streets to demand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reverse withdrawal from European pact

Thousands protested in Turkey on Saturday calling for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to reverse his decision to withdraw from the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

In Istanbul’s Kadıköy neighbourhood, protesters with purple flags and banners took to the streets chanting: “We are not scared, we are not afraid. We shall not obey.”

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