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Century of Türkiye will be century of women, says President Erdogan

25 November 2023 18:59 (UTC+04:00)
Century of Türkiye will be century of women, says President Erdogan

The century of Türkiye will be the century of women, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, Azernews reports, citing Anadolu Agency.

Addressing an Istanbul event to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Erdogan said they have adopted the fight against violence against women as the basic policy of the state.

“We believe that the Board of Coordination for Combating Violence Against Women, which we established with our new circular, will carry out activities worthy of the Century of Türkiye,” he said at Halic University.

The aim, he said, is to raise awareness of violence against women, adding that Türkiye has reached an advanced level in this regard.

"We will build a violence-free Türkiye together with you by fighting in solidarity with men, women, and young and old people” he added.

Erdogan also said that they provide state protection for women subjected to violence with shelters for women, violence prevention, and monitoring and social services centers operating across Türkiye.​​

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