Women in Turkey started a social media campaign in favor of Istanbul Convention, a key piece of legislation that protects women's rights in Turkey. AKP's central board will discuss during a Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting whether Turkey should withdraw from Istanbul Convention.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan "must regret uniting women in opposition," Metropoll Director Prof. Özer Sencar said. The debate about the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) suggestion to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention fueled protests nationwide, triggered also by the murder of 27-year-old Pınar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend.
AKP’s women branches file criminal complaints against Islamist columnist over article on Istanbul Convention
Women from the ruling AKP's women branches across Turkey have simultaneously filed criminal complaints against pro-government Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak for referring to defenders of the Istanbul Convention as “prostitutes.” Lawyer Rabia İlhan, who is the chairperson of the AKP's Istanbul women branch, said that AKP women will never stay silent against “dirty- and narrow-minded journalists.”