Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention – Breaking News

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Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011.

Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zumrut Selcuk said on Twitter that women’s rights is guaranteed in domestic legislation, especially in the Constitution.

Selcuk said the Turkish legal system is “dynamic and strong enough” to implement new regulations according to need.

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