Cyprus, ECHR Presidents discuss human right violations
President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Mehmet Ali Talat, met with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Jean Paul Costa on Thursday, reported Worldbulletin.
Talat and Costa discussed various issues, including cases filed by Greek Cypriots about "the violation of their properties" in the TRNC.
During his meeting with Costa, Talat gave information on a compensation commission, established in the TRNC, that will deal with the property demands of Greek Cypriots.
With this commission, the number of cases brought to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by Greek Cypriots will drop significantly and the court would be relieved of an heavy task, Talat told Costa.
President Talat addressed the general assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Wednesday and stressed that the biggest problem in negotiations in Cyprus has to do with the unwillingness of the Greek Cypriots to recognize the political equality of Turkish Cypriots.