WATCH: Hundreds protest in Istanbul as Erdogan withdraws Turkey from international treaty protecting women’s rights

Turkey Protest

Protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey to express their outrage over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s move to quit the Istanbul Convention – a treaty offering protection against domestic violence.

Crowds of hundreds, mainly women, marched in central Istanbul on Thursday. Activists and members of various NGOs, as well as representatives of the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities were seen chanting, drumming, and carrying banners opposing Ankara’s withdrawal from the international treaty.

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