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European court rules against Turkey in Greek Orthodox church case

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/11125612.asp?gid=244 European court rules against Turkey in Greek Orthodox church case The European Court on Human
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      European court rules against Turkey in Greek Orthodox church case

      The European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Turkey
      violated the property rights of a Greek Orthodox Church on the Aegean
      island of Bozcaada.

      The Foundation of the Bozcaada Kimisis Teodoku Greek Orthodox Church
      had complained of the Turkish courts' refusal to register its
      property in the land register under its name, relying on Article 1 of
      Protocol No. 1 (protection of property), Article 6 (right to a fair
      trial), Article 9 (right to freedom of thought, conscience and
      religion), Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) and Article 14
      (prohibition of discrimination).

      According to the ruling, Turkey was ordered to pay the foundation
      105,000 euros ($132,406) compensation, including the cost of
      proceedings, for violating Article 1, which refers to the protection
      of property.

      The ECHR ruled that Turkey did not violate the other articles in the
      application.

      See also:

      http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5224XF20090303

      European court fines Turkey in Greek Orthodox case
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