Human rights court orders Turkey to pay 5 million euros to Greek siblings

The following article appeared in on October 1, 2013

"Human rights court orders Turkey to pay 5 mln euros to Greek siblings"

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that the Turkish government must pay damages worth 5 million euros to two Greek brothers, Yiannis and Vangelis Fokas, who had been prohibited by Turkish authorities from claiming ownership of a property in the neighboring country that they had inherited from their sister.

Turkish authorities had prohibited the Katerini, northern Greece-born siblings from claiming the title to the property on account of their nationality and of the principle of reciprocity between Greece and Turkey.

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