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Bizarre reasoning aside, Erdogan’s exit from Istanbul Convention is unconstitutional

Turkish President Erdogan justified his decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention by saying it has been ‘hijacked by a group attempting to normalize homosexuality.' Lawyers say the withdrawal is unconstitutional.

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