The Withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention: Urgent Appeal to the Council of Europe – EŞİK – March 20th

On 20th March, a decision of the President announced the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul convention – “a crucial and historic defining point for human rights, rule of law, and democracy in Turkey, with possible severe implications at international level”. EŞİK – The Women’s Platform for Equality Turkey, urges the Council of Europe to look into the process and to investigate the legality of this act as well as its implications regarding international law. Click the link below to read EŞİK’s full letter.