A Transnational Response to the Attacks on the Istanbul Convention

by E.A.S.T. (Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational) On April 11th, EAST members, women and LGBTQIA+ people from Turkey, Poland, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, […], drawing from Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, gathered together in a public assembly. This assembly was called to organise transnationally in our fight for women’s and LGBTQIA+ people’s freedom.   Erdogan’s overnight …

Police terrorism against solidarity to Turkish women

ANOTHER CASE OF “POLICE STATE” AND ARBITRAGE IN THE SYMBOLIC PROTEST OF WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST TURKEY’S WITHDRAWAL FROM ISTANBUL CONVENTION Seven feminists, members of women’s organizations, representing the Committee on Family Law and Consensual Joint Custody, held a symbolic protest on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12pm against Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, aiming …

The Presidential Decision on the Istanbul Convention is Null and Void

The Women’s Platform for Equality, Turkey (EŞİK) The Presidential Decision on the Istanbul Convention is Null and Void. The Convention Remains in Force! The country’s withdrawal from an international convention, which was unanimously accepted by Parliament, cannot be decided by one person. Through a Presidential Decision published in the Official Gazette at midnight on March …