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Thousands rally in Turkey to demand end of violence against women

作者:admin 2020-08-06

Thousands of women have taken to the streets of several Turkish cities to protest against gender-based violence and demand the country remain a signatory to an international pact against such attacks.

The rallies on Wednesday were the biggest in recent weeks amid growing anger about the rising number of women killed by men in recent years and speculation that Turkey might withdraw from the 2011 Council of Europe accord, known as the Istanbul Convention.

The convention, which came into force in 2014, is the world's first binding instrument to prevent and combat violence against women - from marital rape to female genital mutilation. Turkey was the first country to ratify it.

In Istanbul, hundreds of women rallied in support of the accord, holding placards saying "Women will not forgive violence", "Apply the Istanbul Convention" and "Long live women's solidarity".

In Izmir, police intervened to stop a women's rally, and dozens chose to start a sit-in protest, women's rights group Nar Women's Solidarity said on Twitter. The group said 10 women had been detained.

There were also protests in Ankara and in the southern cities of Adana and Antalya.

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against femicide and domestic violence, in Istanbul, Turkey August 5, 2020. The ruling AK Party is considering to withdraw from the Council of Europe's Ist

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