ECHR Orders Turkey To Compensate 2 Greeks


With a historic decision, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has obligated Turkey to pay a five-million euros compensation to two Greek citizens for material damage.
The court ordered Turkey to pay the applicants, Ioannis Fokas and Evangelos Fokas, Katerini residents in Greece, 5,000,000 euros in pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages jointly and 15,000 euros in costs and expenses, jointly.
As Hurriyet daily also reported, the case concerned the applicants’ inability as Greek citizens to inherit their sister’s  property in Turkey on the grounds of their Greek nationality as well as the principle of reciprocity between Greece and Turkey.

In its principal judgement of Sept. 29, 2009, the ECHR stressed that there had been a violation of Article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which concerns protection of property. Today’s judgement concerned the question of mere satisfaction.

The applicants claimed a total of around 25 million euros in pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages.


  1. Turkey??? Why isn’t the PRESS asking about the 2 criminal gangs from PASOK & New Democracy Parties running this Government of Thieves, Liars & Crooks who created all these problems today? It was PASOK & ND Parties who created Golden Dawn and the Far Left by their corrupt rule and mismanagement of Greece. (Akis Tzahadzopolous from PASOK is just one example of their corruption).
    1.) Why isn’t the Press asking why PASOK’s MP Venizelos is not in jail for hiding the Legarde List 2 years in his home?
    2.) Why isn’t PASOK’s Finance MP Papconstantiou in jail for removing his relative’s names on the List?
    3.) What about PASOK & ND Partise still owing 250 million Euros to the Banks in phony loans they have not paid back yet?

    It’s clear to all People that the Gov’t and Press are simply using Golden Dawn as a “distraction” to take attention away from the Massive Crimes these two corrupt Parties have committed as well as Treason against the whole Greek nation after 39 years of power-sharing and totally corrupt rule!


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