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Istanbul's Beşiktaş District Municipality is displaying billboards that urge anyone passing by to read the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty that protects women against domestic violence and discrimination.
The municipality provided QR codes that anyone with a smart phone can scan to read the document that's been in the news agenda in the context of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) intent to recuse from it.
Officially dubbed the "Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence," comments of recusal from the treaty caused conflict within the AKP, as well as nationwide.
Governed by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the Beşiktaş district displays the question "Have you read the Istanbul Convention?" alongside a QR code that offers viewers the text for the international document.