Biden disappointed with Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on domestic violence

Protesters in Istanbul denouncing Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention against domestic violence. – EPA pic, March 21, 2021.

US President Joe Biden said he was “deeply disappointed” today after Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced the decision yesterday, the latest victory for conservatives in Erdogan’s nationalist party and their allies who argued the treaty damaged family unity.

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