Court: Turkey wrong to seize prisoner’s draft novel

Judges awarded €1,500 to applicant Resul Sarıgül after ruling that the decision by Turkish prison authorities to seize his handwritten novel had no legal basis and breached his right to freedom of expression.

Turkey: Court backs workers in human rights dispute with factory owner over trade union membership

The case concerned the judicial authorities’ refusal to recognise the trade union’s representation in the Tukaş Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret company and the dismissal of employees of the company who had refused to cancel their membership of the trade union at their employer’s request.

Court: Cyprus and Turkey’s cooperation failure led to ineffective murder investigation

The case concerned the killing of Elmas, Zerrin and Eylül Güzelyurtlu, who were shot dead in the Cypriot-Government controlled area of Cyprus on 15 January 2005.

Turkey: Court rejects human rights complaint from judge dismissed after coup attempt

The court has rejected the application of a judge dismissed following the attempted coup d’État, as the domestic law provides for a new domestic remedy for challenging her dismissal.

Turkey: Jagland urges ECHR judicial safeguards for the “dismissed and imprisoned”

“It is imperative for Turkey and Europe that the judicial safeguards for all those who have been dismissed or are in prison are based on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights,” Jagland said at a joint press conference with Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Justice of Turkey.