The Council of State rejects appeal for the 'Istanbul Convention'
The Council of State rejected an appeal for a stay of execution regarding the Turkish government’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention.
The appeal for a stay of execution of the Turkish government’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention was denied by the Council of State's 10th Chamber.
The file was then sent to the Board of Administrative Case Chambers, the Council of State's highest decision-making body, which rejected all objections by a majority of votes.
The ruling was justified with the grounds that Article 80 of the convention granted the President, as the executive organ, the authority for termination.
"The President may postpone the ratification of the convention owing to changing and new conditions, or may refuse to accept it entirely,” it also said.
The decision of the 10th Chamber of the Council of State to reject the stay of execution of the withdrawal decision was thus finalized. As a result, Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention will remain in effect.
On March 21, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his intention to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, and the Turkish government did so on July 1.
Legal and actual entities, including the HDP, CHP, IYI Party, and non-governmental organizations, filed over 220 lawsuits against the withdrawal.