Turkish women say their safety 'hanging in the balance' after treaty exit

By Ece Toksabay and Mert Ozkan ANKARA (Reuters) – Beaten by her former boyfriend, Yagmur Denli found healing in her work treating animals and safety in the protection offered by an international treaty on women, once championed by Turkey and now abruptly abandoned by its president. Denli went to the police with pictures of her bruises and won a two-month restraining order against her abuser. “The level of violence had increased, evolving into torture. It wasn’t easy to break up, with all the threats and insults, so I took legal action,” the 33-year-old veterinarian told Reuters. While prosecut…

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