US Armenian plaintiffs could seek to appeal against Turkey, said Jamil Cicek, former speaker of the Turkish parliament and current member of Turkish presidency’s Higher Advisory Board.
Cicek was referring to a decision of the United States Court of Appeals on August 9 to deny the appeal of two lawsuits brought by several Armenian-Americans demanding compensation from the Republic of Turkey and two of its banks for confiscating their properties shortly after the period when the Armenian genocide took place.
The court in August rejected the appeal against its previous decision. But now we have a new reality. The country has in fact admitted that there was genocide. And then there is the opportunity to change the decision.
“Such a reparations decision can create problems for Turkey which it might struggle to overcome for 100 years,” Cicek said.
Well, hope that problems will arise…