Turkey owes damages over Euros 200 thousand to Titina Loizidou, her lawyer tells CNA

The matter of the damages sought from Turkey by Titina Loizidou is not closed, since a payment of over Euros 200,000 is still pending for the period of 1987 � 1990, her lawyer Achilleas Demetriades has told the Cyprus News Agency.

Last week, Turkey sent a document to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe ahead of its meeting due to take place between December 5 and 7, in Strasbourg, asking to end the supervision of the judgement implementation in the cases of Loizidou, Tymvios and Alexandrou, claiming that amounts due have been disbursed for some years now.

Demetriades sent the Committee of Ministers a letter yesterday recalling that for Loizidou, the disbursement of payment as damages for the period of January 29, 1987 until January 22, 1990 is still pending. The amount sought is Euros 195,314.78 in actual damages while an amount of Euros 13,021.01 is sought for moral damages, plus interest accrued and expenses.

In statements to CNA Demetriades clarified that once the European Court of Justice had ruled in favour of Loizidou damages for loss of use of her property were disbursed for the years 1990 � 1998.

Loizidou was given no other remedy, as she should have been given, Demetriades said, adding that therefore Loizidou seeks rent from 1987 to 1990.

In another letter, the lawyer also raises another 12 cases which concern properties in the Turkish occupied area of the island, which will be reviewed by the Committee of Ministers next week. He reiterates that the damages due should be a priority.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

The European Court of Human Rights sentenced Turkey in numerous cases, brought forward by Greek Cypriots, concerning the violation of their fundamental human rights, following the 1974 invasion.

Loizidou filed her application in 1989. The Court ruled in December 1996 that Turkey is guilty of human rights violations and ordered Ankara to allow Loizidou access to her property to enjoy it peacefully and pay her damages. In 1998 the Court said Turkey should pay compensation amounting to 900.000 dollars to Loizidou for loss of use of her property.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Turkey owes damages over Euros 200 thousand to Titina Loizidou, her lawyer tells CNA

The matter of the damages sought from Turkey by Titina Loizidou is not closed, since a payment of over Euros 200,000 is still pending for the period of 1987 � 1990, her lawyer Achilleas Demetriades has told the Cyprus News Agency.

Last week, Turkey sent a document to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe ahead of its meeting due to take place between December 5 and 7, in Strasbourg, asking to end the supervision of the judgement implementation in the cases of Loizidou, Tymvios and Alexandrou, claiming that amounts due have been disbursed for some years now.

Demetriades sent the Committee of Ministers a letter yesterday recalling that for Loizidou, the disbursement of payment as damages for the period of January 29, 1987 until January 22, 1990 is still pending. The amount sought is Euros 195,314.78 in actual damages while an amount of Euros 13,021.01 is sought for moral damages, plus interest accrued and expenses.

In statements to CNA Demetriades clarified that once the European Court of Justice had ruled in favour of Loizidou damages for loss of use of her property were disbursed for the years 1990 � 1998.

Loizidou was given no other remedy, as she should have been given, Demetriades said, adding that therefore Loizidou seeks rent from 1987 to 1990.

In another letter, the lawyer also raises another 12 cases which concern properties in the Turkish occupied area of the island, which will be reviewed by the Committee of Ministers next week. He reiterates that the damages due should be a priority.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

The European Court of Human Rights sentenced Turkey in numerous cases, brought forward by Greek Cypriots, concerning the violation of their fundamental human rights, following the 1974 invasion.

Loizidou filed her application in 1989. The Court ruled in December 1996 that Turkey is guilty of human rights violations and ordered Ankara to allow Loizidou access to her property to enjoy it peacefully and pay her damages. In 1998 the Court said Turkey should pay compensation amounting to 900.000 dollars to Loizidou for loss of use of her property.

Source: Cyprus News Agency