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  • 23 March, 2021

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Turkey Withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey Withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdraws from the Istanbul Convention - to combat violence against women.

About Istanbul Convention:

  • Istanbul Convention is also called the Council of Europe Convention.
  • It aims towards preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
  • The convention was adopted in 2011. It came into force in 2014.
  • Once ratified the Convention is legally binding on the country.
  • It is the first legally-binding instrument that creates a comprehensive legal framework and approach to combat violence against women.

As of March 2019, it has been signed by 45 countries and the European Union.

About Council of Europe:

  • The Council of Europe is an international organisation that aims to uphold human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe.
  • The council was founded in 1949. It has 47 member states.
  • That, 27 members are members of the European Union(EU).


  • No country has ever joined the EU without first belonging to the Council of Europe.
  • The Council of Europe is the United Nations Observer.
  • Headquarters: Strasbourg, France.

Source: TH

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