ECHR refuses applications made for Afrin
The ECtHR dismissed the cases against Ankara against the operation of Afrin on the grounds that “domestic remedies have not been exhausted”.
The military operation of the Turkish Armed Forces in the Afrin region of Syria has moved to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) agenda. The ECtHR refused to file a claim on the grounds that the domestic remedies were not exhausted.
Many residences have filed a lawsuit to ECtHR allegedly for the destruction of their houses during the military operation initiated by the Free Syrian Army supported by the Turkish Armed Forces under the name of "operation of Olive Branch" on January 20, 2018, against Afrin and Azez, near Aleppo, Syria.
The plaintiffs argued that their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) had been violated during the operation.
The EctHT, which began examining the petitions in September, rejected the entire case applications by finding "unacceptable" with the decisions taken on 20 September, 4 October and 18 October.
According to DW's report, the refusal decisions were justified, as "the domestic remedies have not been exhausted."
There is no objection to these judgments of the ECtHR. The decision sets a precedent for similar case applications. (ILKHA)