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Turkish Cypriot appeals to ECHR over father’s death

The European Court of Human Rights

A Turkish Cypriot is appealing his case against the Republic at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the killing of his father in 1963.

The case centres on claims that the father of the complainant, Turgut Ombasi, was killed in Strovolos in 1963 along with another three Turkish Cypriots.

According to Turkish Cypriot media reports on Friday, the plaintiff, Fahri Ombasi, had submitted data on the case to the committee on missing persons (CMP) in 2013.

According to the son, his wish was to take the case through the courts in the Republic but he faced considerable obstacles.

The report added that his appeal in the Republic was rejected on June 2 and the case was subsequently filed to the ECHR.

Media quoted Ombasi as expressing his disappointment that his appeal in the local courts was not fulfilled.

Hundreds died during the intercommunal strife in 1963-64. Thousands of Turkish Cypriots then began moving into defended enclaves and established their own autonomous administration.

 

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