Armenia submits Inter-State Application against Turkey to ECHR

May 18, 2021 – 17:51 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Government of has submitted an Inter-State Application against Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights claiming a number of Convention violations by Turkey by means of recruiting and transporting Syrian Mercenaries to Azerbaijan and providing military support to Azerbaijan during the 44-day war, the country’s Representative before the ECHR reports.

In particular, the Armenian Government claims that during the 44-day war Turkey has violated the right to life, prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment, the right to liberty, the right to property, the right to personal and family life, as well as a number of other Convention rights of the population of and Armenia.

The Government has submitted extensive evidence with regard to the recruitment and transfer of Syrian mercenaries by Turkey to the Republic of Azerbaijan, evidence regarding the supply of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to the Azerbaijani army, as well as other evidence on its involvement to the war.

In the war against Artsakh (Karabakh), Turkey supported Azerbaijan militarily, also by transferring terrorist mercenaries from the Middle East to fight against Karabakh. Armenia was the first to report on Turkey’s deployment of thousands of Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan. International media publications followed suit, as did reactions from France, Russia, Iran and Syria. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army has already unveiled footage from the interrogation of two such terrorists captured on the front.

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