European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) did not accept the application on Roboski Massacre, causing the deaths of 34 people, 19 of them children, after the bombardment of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) aircraft. The court’s reason for denial was the previous denial of the supreme court due to the deficient documents in the application, which were not compensated in time.
The verdict was announced by lawyer Kerem Altıparmak, who is also among the applicants, on Twitter. “The European Court of Human Rights buried the Roboski massacre in history. The name of the court must now be changed into European Court of Nonacceptance, because that’s the best they can do!… 34 people were massacred, together with children, nothing was done for seven years. Now those seven years was forgotten, the application was denied because the lawyers were a couple days late. I can not find words to speak,” wrote Altıparmak.
The application made at the Constitutional Court has previously been denied on 24 February 2015 due to “the identified deficiencies in the case file not being compensated in time.” The European Court of Human Rights evaluated this denial as the “lack of exhaustion of domestic remedies.”