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Council: Turkiye must pay $64m to those who cannot access their properties in Northern Cyprus

September 22, 2023 at 6:40 pm

General view of The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on April 12, 2023 [Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe stated that Turkiye should unconditionally pay compensation of €60 million ($64 million) to people who cannot access their properties in the north of Cyprus, Euronews reports.

According to the report, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) convicted Turkiye of paying 40 million Euros for people whose rights were violated and approximately 20 million Euros of interest accrued since the first date of the decision.

In the case, the Prosecution argues that Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights on the protection of property has been “violated” and that access to property in the Turkish Section of Northern Cyprus has been “permanently prevented”.

The plaintiffs also accuse Turkiye of “violating the applicants’ right to respect for their homes” under Article 8 of the Convention.

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