Istanbul Convention withdrawal put children’s rights at risk: Rights group

The Partnership Network, a children’s rights group representing 33 nongovernmental organizations, has warned that Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention has the potential to...

Opposition mayor faces probe over billboards promoting Istanbul Convention

The Turkish Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into Bilecik Mayor Semih Şahin from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), along with others,...

Erdoğan says Turkey’s withdrawal from İstanbul Convention completely legal

In his first public comments about Turkey’s withdrawal from an international treaty commonly known as the Istanbul Convention, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said...

Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention is a ‘worrying step backwards’: UN human rights experts

Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women, is “a...

Turkey’s Erdoğan is on a rampage against rights and democracy, says Human Rights Watch

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is escalating its assaults on critics, parliamentary democracy and women's rights, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) in...

Turkish women stage sit-in for reinstatement of Istanbul Convention

Dozens of women gathered in central Taksim Square in İstanbul on Monday to stage a protest against Turkey’s withdrawal from an international convention to...
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UN rights chief criticizes Turkish gov’t for withdrawing from Istanbul Convention, detaining politicians and...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a press statement released today by her spokesperson Liz Throssell criticized the Turkish government...

5 women murdered in Turkey in a day amid protests against withdrawal from Istanbul...

At least five women were killed by men in one day amid nationwide protests against Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a...

International community and organizations react to Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

World leaders, international and regional organizations and right groups have reacted negatively to Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, the Council of...

Turkey pulls out of landmark treaty protecting women from violence

Turkey on Saturday pulled out of the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women by presidential decree, in the latest...

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