“The People’s Alliance has become an ensemble that supports violence against women”
Opposition bloc presidential candidate and Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu accused the ruling bloc of collectively supporting violence against women and called on young conservative voters to join him.
Kilicdaroglu has expressed his disapproval of the recent debate on the abolition of the "Law for the Protection of the Family and the Prevention of Violence against Women," which arose as a precondition for the participation of the Huda Par (Free Cause Party) and the New Welfare Party (YRP) in the ruling People's Alliance.
"Recent developments have made it clear that the place of conservative young people is also in the Nation Alliance. Unfortunately, the People’s Alliance has become an ensemble union that supports violence against women, ” Kilicdaroglu wrote on Twitter.
Although Family and Social Affairs Minister Derya Yanik and former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim denied the allegations, Huda Par 's remarks have further fueled the controversy. Leaders of the YRP, which was invited to join the AKP, also said they had communicated their conditions to the AKP and received the response that this was "not a problem"
Kilicdaroglu also addressed young conservative women on Tuesday evening, saying, "We have rid ourselves of anything oppressive and become more democratic. They have chosen the most oppressive ones and made them their ally. They have declared war on the law on preventing violence against women and made them a partner in the alliance. We will not allow your gains and freedoms to be destroyed."
"Law No. 6284 on the Protection of the Family and Prevention of Violence against Women" was enacted in 2012 to combat domestic violence in Turkey. The law provides legal and social protections for victims of violence, including emergency phone numbers, shelters, and legal aid. However, many women's rights groups believe that the law is not being adequately enforced and that more needs to be done to address the problem.