11/29/10: Turkey returns confiscated orphanage

Following a unanimous decision by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, ruling that Turkey return to the Ecumenical Patriarchate the former Greek Orphanage on Buyukada Island, on Monday, November 29, 2010, lawyers representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate finally obtained the formal property title for the confiscated building, which was once the largest wooden structure in Europe. (Photos by N. Manginas and D. Panagos)
Lawyers representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate stand outside the Prinkipos Orphanage. (Photo by N. Manginas)
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