Turkey: Over 1000 join banned women's march in Istanbul

Over 1000 participated in a banned protest denouncing gender-based violence, in Istanbul on Friday, amidst similar protests across the world in support of the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Turkish police decided not to intervene to break up the protest, which brings attention to violence committed against women and girls. The demonstration was... Еще carried out peacefully. In attendance at the march was Turkish human rights lawyer and Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Sezgin Tanrikulu. The Turkish government has cracked down on protests following a failed coup attempt in the summer of 2016.

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