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European Court Approves TRNC Property Commission

Postby ttoli » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:27 pm

The European Court of Human Rights announced its official approval of an amicable settlement between a Greek Cypriot citizen and a compensation committee set up in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Greek Cypriot Michael Tymvios had submitted an appeal against Turkey before the European court for the loss of his property in the northern part of Cyprus after Turkey's 1974 intervention. He later withdrew his appeal and arrived at a settlement with the property commission in the north. In its related chamber judgment released yesterday, the Strasbourg-based court said it had received a declaration on Feb. 15, 2008 from the Turkish government.

"I declare that the government of Turkey has reached agreement with the applicant, Dr. Michael Tymvios, according to the terms of a settlement dated May 21, 2007, which provides for the payment of US$1 million to the applicant and the exchange of property insofar as the exchange decision can be executed within the control and power of the authorities of the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.' This declaration is made in the context of a friendly settlement which the government and the applicant have reached. This sum, which is to cover any pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage as well as costs and expenses, will be payable within three months from the date of notification of the judgment by the court pursuant to Article 39 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In the event of failure to pay this sum within the said three-month period, the government undertakes to pay simple interest on it, from expiry of that period until settlement, at a rate equal to the marginal lending rate of the European Central Bank during the default period plus three percentage points. The payment will constitute the final resolution of the case," the declaration said.

The court said it "welcomes the agreement reached between the parties and takes note of the explanation given by the government concerning the conditional nature of the agreement insofar as it concerned a possible exchange of property" and that it "is satisfied that the settlement is based on respect for human rights as defined in the convention or its protocols."

The court unanimously decided to strike the remainder of the case from its docket and took note of the parties agreeing not to request a rehearing of the case before the Grand Chamber.
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Postby humanist » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:39 pm

well there totti I hope you came back in three months time with more infor as to whether Turkey paid the $US 1 milion. BIG FAT chance I say.
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Postby EPSILON » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:08 pm

humanist wrote:well there totti I hope you came back in three months time with more infor as to whether Turkey paid the $US 1 milion. BIG FAT chance I say.


You are absolutely right. The Cyprus problem will be fairly solved when Turkey will have the same number of UN/EU resolutions like G/CS have in favor of their side.

As I have been concluded the party who has in its favor the resolutions of certain int bodies is the looser of the game. So far G/cs vs Turkey 2300/ 3

We have long way to go
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Re: European Court Approves TRNC Property Commission

Postby DT. » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:52 pm

ttoli wrote:The European Court of Human Rights announced its official approval of an amicable settlement between a Greek Cypriot citizen and a compensation committee set up in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Greek Cypriot Michael Tymvios had submitted an appeal against Turkey before the European court for the loss of his property in the northern part of Cyprus after Turkey's 1974 intervention. He later withdrew his appeal and arrived at a settlement with the property commission in the north. In its related chamber judgment released yesterday, the Strasbourg-based court said it had received a declaration on Feb. 15, 2008 from the Turkish government.

"I declare that the government of Turkey has reached agreement with the applicant, Dr. Michael Tymvios, according to the terms of a settlement dated May 21, 2007, which provides for the payment of US$1 million to the applicant and the exchange of property insofar as the exchange decision can be executed within the control and power of the authorities of the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.' This declaration is made in the context of a friendly settlement which the government and the applicant have reached. This sum, which is to cover any pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage as well as costs and expenses, will be payable within three months from the date of notification of the judgment by the court pursuant to Article 39 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In the event of failure to pay this sum within the said three-month period, the government undertakes to pay simple interest on it, from expiry of that period until settlement, at a rate equal to the marginal lending rate of the European Central Bank during the default period plus three percentage points. The payment will constitute the final resolution of the case," the declaration said.

The court said it "welcomes the agreement reached between the parties and takes note of the explanation given by the government concerning the conditional nature of the agreement insofar as it concerned a possible exchange of property" and that it "is satisfied that the settlement is based on respect for human rights as defined in the convention or its protocols."

The court unanimously decided to strike the remainder of the case from its docket and took note of the parties agreeing not to request a rehearing of the case before the Grand Chamber.
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thx. Do you have a link for this?

BTW everyone ttoli i the proud owner of Greek Cypriot land in the occupied areas.
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Postby Oracle » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:31 pm

If it's like any of the other "approved" proposals ... he is being offered $1 Million as compensation for the loss of use of his property, but legally he still owns it and will be his to claim back again when the EU kicks Turkey and all its settlers out.


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Postby DT. » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:34 pm

Oracle wrote:If it's like any of the other "approved" proposals ... he is being offered $1 Million as compensation for the loss of use of his property, but legally he still owns it and will be his to claim back again when the EU kicks Turkey and all its settlers out.


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don't forget ttoli. He'll be thrown out on his ass along with all other UK "investors" in stolen property. :lol:
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Postby humanist » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:03 pm

trolly trolly ....... can't wait till 2009
count down time the option will be TC's unite fairly or sit back and wait
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