Posted by: becketfund | November 10, 2006

Turkey: With EU pressure Nation Passes Law to Improve Non-Muslim Property Rights

Reuters reports that Turkey’s parliament passed a law today on “religious foundations” that will improve the property rights of non-Muslims in the country. The law passed a day after the European Commission criticized Turkey’s lack of reform in a report which, among other things, called for greater rights for religious communities. The law will mainly affect the Greek Orthodox, Syriac, Armenian, Protestant and Catholic communities, although it does not make any provisions for individuals or communities who have already had their property taken over by the state or other entities.

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