Turkish police fire tear gas at women protesters in Istanbul

Turkish police fire tear gas at women protesters in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has annulled Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention. Turkish police fire tear gas at women protesters in Istanbul March for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women confronted by riot police. Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to push back thousands of people, many of them women, who took to the streets of Istanbul to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The protests, part of a week of nationwide mobilisation, came amid calls for Turkey to rejoin the Istanbul Convention, a landmark agreement to protect women that includes 45 countries and was signed in Turkey’s largest city in 2011. While Turkey was the first country to sign onto the convention, in …
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