Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

US President Joe Biden said he was “deeply disappointed” on Sunday after Turkey withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced the decision Saturday, the latest victory for conservatives in Erdogan’s nationalist party and their allies who argued the treaty damaged family unity. But the move ignited domestic and international outrage, with thousands in Turkey protesting the move. “This is a disheartening step backward for the international movement to end violence…

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