Hürcan Asli Aksoy

Hürcan Asli Aksoy is the deputy head at the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a leading think tank in Berlin.
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What Lies Behind Turkey’s Withdrawal From the Istanbul Convention?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree in the early hours of March 20 withdrawing Turkey from the Council of Europe treaty — dubbed the Istanbul Convention — on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The convention sets comprehensive standards for protecting women against all forms of violence. The withdrawal prompted widespread protests... Continue Reading

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