From the Ottoman Empire to the Present: Title Deeds and Abandoned Properties Ali Elbeyoğlu | Adalet Yayınevi | December 2013
Violation of property rights, which is a frequent problem observed in our country, has almost become ordinary. When right to individual application to the European Court of Human Rights was granted, Turkey has become the most-sued country out of all countries facing lawsuits. Majority of these actions are about violation of property rights. The most common violations are confiscating without expropriating and forest cases. Tens of thousands of title deeds were cancelled without paying any money to the owners until 2004 for confiscating without expropriating. Turkey was forced to introduce new legal arrangements due to lawsuits filed before the European Court of Human Rights. The aim of this process is to reveal de lege ferenda and legal & fair practices.