‘Murder every day’: Turkish women fearful after treaty exit

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Turkish women feel more vulnerable and legally unprotected since Turkey withdrew from a convention that activists argued helped deter male violence, according to women’s campaign groups. The landmark Istanbul Convention came into force in 2014 and laid the way for a Europe-wide legal framework to tackle, prevent and prosecute violence against women. Turkey abruptly withdrew in March following a decree byPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And though there’s been no detectible surge in violence, rights advocates say that there has been a jump in unexplained deaths. The withdrawal also risked encour…

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