ECHR: Ban on Kurdish language in election rallies illegal

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In another ruling against Turkish restrictions on expressions of Kurdish identity, the European Court of Human Rights has fined Turkey for its conviction of politicians who used Kurdish at political rallies.  Blanket bans on unofficial languages amount to a restriction on basic freedom of expression, the court ruled.

The law under which the politicians had been sentenced has since been amended.

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