Court rules against Ministry

Court rules against Ministry

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The court case against the Council of State and the Interior Ministry ended in favor of the plaintiff, ruling that they must pay compensation for spiritual damages because of an armed attack that occurred on May 17, 2006.

An armed lawyer entered the country’s highest administrative court in the attack, killing a judge and injuring two others. The case was filed by investigation judge Ahmet Çobanoğlu from the 2nd Department of the Council of State, who was severely injured in the attack.

Ankara’s 4th Administrative Court ruled that the Presidency of the Council of State and the interior ministry were at fault for neglect of duty.


The court decided that 60,000 liras be paid to the judge, 10,000 liras to his wife, 5,000 each to the children, 3,000 to his mother and 2,000 to his sister, totaling up to 90,000 liras as compensation, plus the legal interests.

In the verdict, it was stated that before the attack photographs of the members of the Council of State 2nd Department were published in some newspapers, thus the members and the head of the department became the target of terror organizations.