An Ankara court has found the Interior Ministry guilty over its efforts to prevent the establishment of the Green Party by not providing necessary documents.
The Ankara 8th Administrative Court ruled that the Interior Ministry had committed an "unfair act" against the Green Party on the grounds that the former had "actually prevented the establishment of the party by not issuing a receipt for the documents required for its establishment."
The Green Party announced the decision on its social media account and said "While millions of people suffer and are worried about their future, we would like to share with you with bitter joy the Ankara 8th Administrative Court's decision in our favor and finding the Interior Ministry unfair."
Milyonlarca insan açıkta ve gelecek kaygısı içindeyken Ankara 8. İdare Mahkemesi’nin lehimize verdiği ve @TC_icisleri ‘ni haksız bulduğu mahkeme kararını sizlerle buruk bir sevinç ile paylaşmak istiyoruz. pic.twitter.com/vE1xtIoeRT— Yeşiller Partisi (@YesillerPartisi) February 27, 2023
The court pointed out that political parties become legal entities upon submission of the necessary documents to the Interior Ministry and that it is obligatory for the ministry to issue a "receipt" document as soon as the information and documents are received.
The court reminded that it is not at the discretion of the ministry not to issue the document if all the conditions are met.
On March 22, 2022, the Green Party filed a lawsuit against the Interior Ministry for preventing them from completing the party's founding process by not issuing a "certificate of receipt." The court issued a stay of execution in Sep. 2022, ruling that the ministry's action was "unlawful."
The party announced its 10 key principles as follows when it has established in 2020: “Harmony with nature, fight with climate crisis, peace and non-violence, social gender equality and feminism, global struggle, local and direct democracy, sustainability, fair distribution, free life, and pluralism.”