EGMR: Altınkaynak and Others v. Turkey (no. 12541/06)

The six applicants, Erkin Altınkaynak (born in 1963, died in 2016), Meral Altınkaynak (born in 1965), Sibel Sahlimov (born in 1978), Hüsnü Bostan (born in 1978), Volkan Ataalp (born in 1969) and Sahire Melek Jones (born in 1958), are Turkish nationals who in September 2004 set up a foundation – Türkiye Yedincigün Adventistleri Vakfı (the Foundation of Turkish Seventh-day Adventists) – for the purpose of meeting the religious needs of Turkish and foreign Seventh-day Adventists living permanently or temporarily in Turkey. The case concerned the Turkish courts’ refusal to include the foundation in question in the official register on the grounds that domestic law did not allow foundations to serve the sole interests of members of a specific community. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcomimg judgment on Tuesday 15 January 2019 – Altınkaynak and Others v. Turkey (no. 12541/06)

The six applicants, Erkin Altınkaynak (born in 1963, died in 2016), Meral Altınkaynak (born in 1965), Sibel Sahlimov (born in 1978), Hüsnü Bostan (born in 1978), Volkan Ataalp (born in 1969) and Sahire Melek Jones (born in 1958), are Turkish nationals who in September 2004 set up a foundation – Türkiye Yedincigün Adventistleri Vakfı (the Foundation of Turkish Seventh-day Adventists) – for the purpose of meeting the religious needs of Turkish and foreign Seventh-day Adventists living permanently or temporarily in Turkey. The case concerns the Turkish courts’ refusal to include the foundation in question in the official register on the grounds that domestic law does not allow foundations to serve the sole interests of members of a specific community. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »