Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Turkish Government Returns Property

In 1936, the Turkish government issued a proclamation that ended up with the government claiming property that belonged to minority foundations in Turkey.  Now the government is returning property that was "registered as public or foundation property."  Any foundations that lost property have 12 months to apply for a return of their property.  According to the article:
Some of the property set to be returned to Armenian, Greek and Syriac foundations include schools, churches, stores, hundreds of houses, buildings and apartments, cemeteries, factories, and even nightclubs.
I think this is definitely a step in the right direction.  Addressing past wrongs will only help Turkey's future.

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