Biden disappointed with Turkey’s withdrawal from agreement to protect women from violence

U.S. president says countries around the world should strengthen their commitments, not reject international treaties in this area

U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed “deep disappointment” in Turkey’s withdrawal from an international agreement aimed at protecting women from violence. The president called Ankara’s decision a step backward in efforts to end violence against women.

“Countries around the world must work to strengthen and renew their commitments to end violence against women, not reject international treaties aimed at protecting women and holding abusers accountable,” Biden said.

“This is a depressing step backward for the international movement to end violence against women worldwide,” the president stressed.

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