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Turkey formally quits treaty to prevent violence against women


By Reuters

July 1, 2021

Ankara, TurkeyTurkey officially withdrew on Thursday from an international treaty to prevent violence against women, enacting a decision that drew condemnation from many Turks and Western allies when President Tayyip Erdogan announced it in March.

Thousands were set to protest across Turkey, where a court appeal to halt the withdrawal was rejected this week.