Declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey, dated 21 November 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 December 1995 - Or Engl.
The Government of the Republic of Turkey, acting pursuant to Article 46 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [see Article 34 of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], hereby recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in all matters concerning the interpretation and the application of the Convention.
This Declaration shall be extended to acts of jurisdiction exercised by a Turkish authority outside the national territory of Turkey, having due regard to local, factual and legal circumstances and provided that the Turkish authority concerned had exercised Turkish jurisdiction only and not jurisdiction shared with, or exercised by an international or any other state authority.
In the event that the Court, when interpretating any of the rights or obligations of the Convention, takes into consideration other international treaties or conventions as a supplementary means of interpretation, the Government of Turkey assumes that due regard will be given to the intrinsic conditions contained in each of these treaties or conventions with respect to the delimitation of the relevant substantive and territorial scope of the application.
This Declaration is made on condition of reciprocity including reciprocity of obligations assumed under the Convention. It extends to all matters raised in respect of facts, including judgments which are based on such facts which have occurred subsequent to January 22, 1990.
Any case pending before the Commission at the time of effectiveness of this Declaration and filed pursuant to the former Declaration made by Turkey pursuant to Article 25 shall be deemed to have been made on the basis of the present Declaration.
This Declaration, replacing that of January 22, 1990, is valid until January 31, 1998 and may be renewed.
[Note by the Secretariat: This declaration was renewed until the entry into force, on 1 November 1998, of Protocol No. 11 to the Convention by a Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 21 January 1998, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 January 1998 - Or. Fr. ]
Period covered: 22/1/1996 - 31/10/1998