Presidency's Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun said, "Our government will work with all its strength to end violence against women and to further reinforce women's place in social life."
In a post on his social media account, Director of Communications Altun reiterated that in the last 18 years, important reforms had been made in terms of empowering women along with fundamental rights and freedoms.
Based on an approach that regarded women not as the object but as the subject, a brand-new concept was introduced in social life, Altun said, and added, "We have made revolutionary initiatives in order to prevent double standards among our women in many fields including particularly education and the right to stand for election. It is only with powerful women that we can build powerful Türkiye. That is why we have removed one by one all the obstacles in front of our women."
Altun stressed that in order to improve women's rights and prevent violence against women, they had implemented many additional regulations, in particular, the "Law No. 6284 to Protect Family and Prevent Violence Against Women", "Articles 102 and 103 of the Penal Code" and "Articles 10 and 41 of the Constitution".
Altun continued to note the following:
"With these regulations in our domestic law, we have strengthened our legal infrastructure in terms of 'combating violence against women'. From now on, we will implement new regulations with a much more dynamic perspective to further consolidate the rights of our women. Our government will work with all its strength to end violence against women and to further reinforce women's place in social life.
We would like to express clearly and explicitly that our ruler is our august nation. Only our august nation can point us in the right direction. The actions of those claiming to be women's rights defenders today, who have denied our women's most fundamental rights, such as education, employment, and the right to stand for election, and who have discriminated against our women because of their headscarves, are insincere. There is no lesson to be given to us regarding women and human rights by the mentality that has stayed silent for the countless harassments and offences in itself, and that has usurped all the rights of Turkish women for decades due to the headscarf, which is one of the most fundamental rights and freedoms."
Stressing that Türkiye's history was full of the torments, atrocities, prohibitions, and double standards of the Western colonialist mentality, Altun stated the following:
"They executed this country's prime minister in the name of democracy. They usurped this country's children's right to education in the name of secularism. As if they, themselves, were not the perpetrators of the atrocities they have caused for decades, they now shamelessly attempt to pretend to be the apostles of democracy. Despite being hand in hand with terrorist organisations, they shamelessly dare speak of homeland and national unity. Now they attempt to attack our august nation through matters relating to our women. If you really care about this country's women, people, and children, then the first thing you have to do is raise your voice against sexual harassment and rape cases within your ranks. After that, you have to distance yourself from terrorist organisations. Then, you come out and apologise to our nation for the oppressions you have committed in the past."
Stating that Türkiye, under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, carried out numerous revolutions and reforms, Altun said, "Our women are now more active and self-confident in all areas. Türkiye, with all its dynamics, including particularly the family and societal structure, will confidently walk toward the future."