“Opposition Platform - For Life” welcomes Turkey's decision on withdrawal from Istanbul Convention
The “Opposition Platform - For Life" political party welcomes the wise, timely and sound decision of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the withdrawal of the state from among the countries participating in the Istanbul Convention. We consider the introduction of gender ideology under the good pretext of fighting violence against women as unacceptable for traditional societies – both Christian and Muslim.
“To protect the rights of women, which we all deeply appreciate and respect, there is no need to look for a medicine outside... The solution is in our traditions and customs.” These wise words equally refer to Turkish and Ukrainian societies. This is what the Chair of the Political Council of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” party Viktor Medvedchuk noted in his letter addressed to Mr. Erdogan.
“Opposition Platform - For Life”, as one of the initiators of the “Values.Dignity.Family” cross-faction group in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, consistently and actively pursues a policy of protecting traditional family values, which are common to our peoples, and for this sake inter alia opposes the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.
“We understand well that the very purpose of the document, which was prepared by the LGBT ideology adepts, in reality has nothing to do with fighting violence against women. Under beautiful slogans for the protection of females (the Istanbul Convention – The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence) provisions and ideas, which pose danger to the foundations of the social life of Ukraine, Turkey and other countries, are hidden,” the letter says.