Turkey has announced its withdrawl from the Istanbul convention, a landmark treaty protecting women from violence. MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen appeared on the News Forum to discuss the implications of Turkey's withdrawal.

"There are number of other challenges from other countries, like Bulgaria and Poland, that also call for withdrawal," notes Devlen. "So this could spark a torrent of withdrawls from the treaty across Europe and that is actually inimical to the protection of women across Europe."

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