On March 20th, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey ended Turkey's involvement with a human rights treaty - The Istanbul Convention. The Istanbul Convention has focused on preventing violence against women through a "four-pillar" basis which includes: prevention, protection, prosecution, and coordinated policies. This is especially important in punishing violence against women and providing reparations to victims. While he has been in power, Erdoğan and his justice and development party have created an Authoritarian regime where unique voices are silenced. The decision to withdraw shows that Turkey has had a growing issue with violence against women. The murder rate of women in Turkey from 2002 to 2009 has increased by 1400%. Erdoğan also has openly voiced his misogyny. One example is when he said that he believed “one cannot put women and men on an equal footing … It is against nature.” Ever since Erdoğan has come into power, men killed at least 6,732 women in Turkey. Two days after Erdoğan's announcement of withdrawal, six women were killed in less than 24 hours. Four of them had been killed due to them wanting to end a relationship. Mass protests in Turkey have continued despite the pandemic and restrictions.