Turkey rejects human rights ruling
Tuesday 17 September 1996
"Since the case was proceeded with in Strasbourg without first exhaustion of domestic means and without application to the independent Turkish courts, it is difficult for us to understand," a Foreign Ministry spokesman, Omer Akbel, said. He said Turkey found the court was in error. In its first condemnation of Turkey, the court ruled that Turkey had violated the European Convention on Human Rights because its forces had destroyed Kelekci village in the south-east of the country in 1992 and 1993.
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