Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) ruling on the jailed former co-chair of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition amounted to support of ‘terrorism’.
President Erdoğan, who has said that the judgement of the ECtHR regarding arrested politician Demirtaş is not binding for Turkey, appealed to the court three times before, demanding that the obstacles preventing him from engaging in politics be removed.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 22 accused Europe of supporting terrorism and slammed the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for “not being objective” in its rulings against Turkey.
Regarding ECtHR’s ruling on Demirtaş, President Erdoğan has said, “Wherever you go in Europe, supporters of the terrorist organization have a free hand while our citizens loving their country and nation are pestered. Where are you, ECtHR? Do you see it?”
Director for Communications at the Council of Europe Daniel Holtgen has stated, “Under the Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights, all member states are bound by the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights.”