In Izmir, women took to the streets to implement the Istanbul Convention, which is important for their lives and rights. The women who came together in front of Alsancak ÖSYM made their voices heard by saying, "The Istanbul Convention keeps alive, we do not give up". Neptün Soyer, wife of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer and wives of some district municipalities also attended the event.
Izmir, Turkey's many today as it was in the province of women, protection against all forms of violence against women who went to the streets to express their reactions to the debate on the Istanbul Convention will be canceled. Many women, together with the representatives of women's organizations, unions and non-governmental organizations gathered in front of Alsancak ÖSYM, and many women made a press release to make their voices heard with the slogan "We make the Istanbul Convention live, we do not give up" and applause. Emphasizing that 36 women died only in July, women said, “We women will continue to stand by and fight together for the fulfillment of our rights. Women's struggle cannot be prevented. The discussions about the Istanbul Convention should be ended immediately. We women want to live, ”he said.
Neptün Soyer, wife of İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, Karşıyaka Öznur Tugay, wife of Mayor Cemil Tugay, mother of Çiğli Mayor Utku Gümrükçü, Nilgün Gümrükçü, Bayraklı Aylin Sandal, the wife of Mayor Serdar Sandal, Seçil Gürbüz, wife of Foça Mayor Fatih Gürbüz, Dilek Aksoy, wife of Menemen Mayor Serdar Aksoy, Nuriş Oran, wife of Çeşme Mayor Ekrem Oran, Mayor of Menderes Mustafa Kayalar. his wife Aslı Kayalar and Müyesser Özuslu, the wife of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu also attended the meeting. 14 people were detained in the debate that broke out after the police did not allow women to march. The women sat down protesting the detention of their friends. After the press release, the group left the meeting area.