It is as if, across the world, the male mind is thinking, "Let's appear as if combating violence; so that the inequalities existent at the other end of this thread remain invisible." Every reason presented for withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention is tantamount to declaring that gender equality is unachievable and inappropriate and shall not be allowed.
The decision to pull out of the Istanbul Convention created a public backlash across Turkey, and women took to the streets in many provinces, demanding the withdrawal of the decision and the implementation of the convention. Women's associations, and various NGOs issued declarations against the decision.
The Turkish president’s decision to withdraw from the İstanbul Convention raises several very important questions of international law that need to be duly addressed by the international community, especially the Council of Europe members and organs. The move sets a dangerous precedent not only for Turkey, but the other European States.