Turkey leaves European treaty protecting women against violence

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 4:42pm

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Today, Turkey formally ended its participation in a European treaty to prevent violence against women. That's despite the country’s disproportionately high rate of intimate partner violence. Durrie Bouscaren reports that the government defended the decision by claiming that the document’s protections for LGBT people went against “Turkish family values.”