Anger, condemnation after Turkey exits treaty to protect women
Al Jazeera, 21 Mar 2021
Hundreds have been protesting in Turkey after the government withdrew from a European women's rights treaty.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered his country’s withdrawal in a presidential decree.
Protesters and human rights advocates say the treaty is crucial to fighting problems such as domestic violence.
But the government says Turkey's laws are enough to protect women and their rights.
Al Jazeera’s Alexandra Byers reports.
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