- Two women, and one protestor gathered in Istanbul on Thursday to call for a peaceful protest, chanting "government resign" five months after Turkey agreed to withdraw from a treaty on the matter. - More than one hundred million people were wounded by the police and protesters resigned from the party's power.
The two groups of a thousand, mostly women, marched to Taksim Square, blocked off with barriers and left under a heavy police presence. The protesters shouted to disperse. The police fire the gas and were irritated with the protesters after a protest from the crowd.
The protest, held to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, coexisted with other small anti-government protests this week over the sharp spike in the value of the Lira currency.
They were screaming and helping with banners, demanding urgent action against gender-based violence in Turkey.
The demonstrators rushed against the police barriers, and chanted: "We're not silent, not afraid, not obeying."
Turkey has pulled out from an international treaty to combat violence against women, known as the Istanbul Convention, before negotiating in 2011 in Turkey's biggest city, in a move that Western allies strongly criticised.
Erdogan announced the withdrawal in March, saying Turkey would use local laws to protect women's rights.