President Erdoğan: Turkey withdrew from convention on March 19


According to the decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the expiry date of the Istanbul Convention, which was annulled with a decree on March 19, was determined as of July 1, 2021.A decree was published early Friday in Turkey’s Official Gazette, stating that a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence will expire on July 1.

Turkey withdrew from the convention on March 19, arguing that the pact conflicted with local traditions and that Turkish laws provide ample protection to women.

Meanwhile, Turkey extended a ban on layoffs for over a month starting as of June 30, according to a presidential decree published on Official Gazette.

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