Turkey may be fined by ECtHR for banning access to Taksim on May 1
May 1 Labor Day celebrations have been held in Taksim Square in previous years. (Photo: Sunday's Zaman, İsa Şimşek)
April 27, 2014, Sunday/ 00:00:00/ GÜLTEN ÜSTÜNTAĞ/ ANKARA
Though the long-running debate between the government and the workers' unions on permission to use İstanbul's Taksim Square for May Day celebrations has resurfaced, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has already ruled that Taksim Square cannot be closed to peaceful demonstrations.
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