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Turkish Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Is Null And Void

In an unprecedented move, Turkey has announced that it is withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention. This violates not only women’s human rights, but also the rule of law and the most basic principles of democracy

Özlem Altıok

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Özlem Altıok

Feminist sociologist who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies, and International Studies at the University of North Texas. She studies social movements, as well as the entanglements of politics, religion, and gender across borders. She is also a women's rights, peace, and environmental activist and a member of EŞİTİZ - Equality Watch Women's Group and EŞİK - Women's Platform for Equality, Turkey.

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