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EU ‘deplores’ that Turkey left convention protecting women

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken give a press statement in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday that she lamented Turkey’s decision to quit a convention protecting women from violence, saying it was another sign of worsening human rights in the country, which is an EU candidate.

“We deplore that Turkey has left the Istanbul convention,” von der Leyen told reporters following an EU summit in which leaders discussed Turkey.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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