Pro-Kurdish Turkish publisher wins damages from Europe’s top court
By Emil Weber
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that an Istanbul publisher was wrongfully convicted of disseminating propaganda through one editorial in favour of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The PKK is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey and several international organisations.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg (photo: Nicoleon, Cour européenne des droits de l'homme, CC BY-SA 4.0)
The Second Section of the top European human rights court said in a judgement published on 11th October that the opinion piece in question was sympathetic to the intellectual roots of the PKK, but it did…