Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Istanbul to mark the end of a 25-day march. The protesters walked 450 kilometers for justice. The main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu hopes to unite Turkey’s different opposition groups.
Facebook Messenger Web
Protests erupted in Turkey after President Erdogan decided to pull out of the landmark international convention which aims to protect women from violence.
Transgender people in Turkey frequently face violent attacks that go unpunished. LGBT+ activists are demanding more justice and safety, amid a political system that fosters a hostile environment.
As Turkey begins a strict three-week lockdown, many people are particularly angry about a nationwide ban on alcohol sales. Dissidents say the measure has nothing to do with the pandemic and fear a long-term prohibition.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Ankara must respect basic human rights norms if Turkey wants to have a stronger relationship with the EU.
© 2021 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version