Qa-95, 6 October 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Decision Of The European Court Of Human Rights To Indicate An Interim Measure Against Turkey

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 07.10.2020

The decision adopted today by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the request for an interim measure lodged by Armenia against Turkey in the context of Armenia’s attacks on Azerbaijan is entirely devoid of legal basis.

By adopting this decision based on social media posts and press reports submitted by Armenia to promote its groundless allegations and by no means requesting our Government’s observations, the ECtHR has dealt a blow to its credibility and reputation.

While calling on all parties directly or indirectly involved in the conflict, and in this context also on Turkey, the ECtHR has acted on political motives, showing that it is disconnected from realities on the ground.

With this decision, the ECtHR has unfortunately become an instrument to the efforts of certain circles to abuse the law and tarnished its reputation that it has built in its 70 years of history in the field of human rights.

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