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The descendants of the Turks, whose property was confiscated in Rhodes, filed a lawsuit in Greece. The Greek press wrote asking 4 Turks for compensation for their ancestral property confiscated by Italy in 1940.

During World War II, the Dodecanese Islands were under the auspices of Italy.

On May 13, 1940, the Italian governor at that time confiscated the Turkish possessions in Rhodes, located between the Dodecanese islands.

In 1947, the Dodecanese was ceded to Greece by the Treaty of Paris.

Claims in excess of 5 million euros

The Turks, whose property has been confiscated, are demanding compensation of more than 5 million euros from the Greek state.

4 Turks filed a lawsuit against the Rhodes Administrative Court of First Instance with the title deeds and documents inherited from their ancestors. The case was dismissed on the grounds of a false notice.

Subsequently, the Turks filed two separate cases in the Rhodes Administrative Court of First Instance and the multi-member Rhodes Court of First Instance. However, the Rhodes Administrative Court of First Instance has suspended the case for the time being, pending the final decision of the multi-member Rhodes Court of First Instance.

Claiming inheritance in international jurisdiction

Turks are preparing to take their claims for rights to their ancestral property to international courts.

More than 100 Turkish NGOs launched a legal campaign to claim Turkish possessions, including the Dodecanese islands, including Kos and Rhodes, Western Thrace and Crete.

The case is scheduled to be brought to the United Nations, the European Union, the Organization for European Security Cooperation and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) through the Turkish associations.

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