translated from Spanish: Protests in Turkey: Government withdrew from treaty against gender-based violence

Last weekend, Erdogan unleashed anger with his withdrawal from the 2011 Istanbul Convention which, according to conservatives, harms family unity in Turquía.La presidency stated last week that the treaty had been «kidnapped by a group of people trying to normalize homosexuality,» which he said is «incompatible» with Turkey’s «social and family values.An avalanche of reactions from the West and international organizations. , including the United Nations, called on Turkey to reconsider its decision. In Kadikoy district on the Asian side of Istanbul, hundreds of women on Saturday asked Erdogan to back down, AFP reported. In Ankara, a smaller group of women protested in the heart of the city, surrounded by riot police. In Istanbul it was choreographed: «We are not afraid, we will not shut up, we will not obey.» Violence against women and femicides is a serious problem in Turkey, and the media deals with the issue on a daily basis. In one of the last cases, a 17-year-old girl, pregnant, was murdered stabbed in Izmir province, and the suspect is the man she lived with, The State News Agency Anadolu reported.

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