Turkey pulls out from the Istanbul Convention against Violence against Women.
The Turkish President no longer wants to stick to the agreement drawn up in the Council of Europe. Activists call for protest.
Turkey has withdrawn from the so-called Istanbul Convention, which aims to prevent and combat violence against women. A corresponding decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was published in the official gazette.
The international agreement was drawn up by the Council of Europe in 2011 and was intended to create a Europe-wide legal framework. Erdoğan himself had signed the convention in Istanbul – the final agreement – when he was still prime minister. Turkey later ratified it accordingly, according to the organization We will stop feminicide, but never implemented it.