European court warns Greece over minority Turks

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has warned Greece over its treatment of the Turkish minority in Western Thrace.

European court warns Greece over minority Turks

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has warned Greece to abide by rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in cases concerning the Turkish minority living in Western Thrace.

The committee, which reviews the implementation of ECHR resolutions, said that Greece has failed to comply with a 2007 court ruling in a case filed by a Turkish national living in Western Thrace over violation of right to free association.

The Turkish national, Hasan Bekir Usta, applied to the ECHR in 1996 after a Greek court shut down of a youth association they founded in 1995.

Last Mod: 07 Aralık 2013, 10:14
Add Comment