Presidential Communications President Fahrettin Altun, from social media accounts, Turkey made a statement on the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
Presidency’s Head of Communications Altun noted the following:
“Yesterday, today, the President of the Republic of women in the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, social, economic, we call for political and cultural life more participation, we continue to struggle with determination. Women, the life of the object is not subject! Always ‘Strong Women Strong Turkey’ we say.”
Our President yesterday to today social women in @rterdog leadership, economic, we call for political and cultural life more involved in the fight decisively sürdürüyoruz.kad days, the life of the object is not subject! We will say Always # güçlükadıngüçlütürki to.
– Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) March 19, 2021
Turkey, withdrew from the Convention
EXPLANATION FROM THE MINISTER SELÇUK
Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, said in a statement about the decision, “Violence against women is above all a crime against humanity and fighting against this crime is a matter of human rights. He said, “We will continue with the zero tolerance principle.”
Turkey reacts to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention