Turkey wins suit on Armenians’ claims to US military base territory in Incirlik

29 April 2013 18:03 (UTC+04:00)

California Court has ruled in favor of Turkey in the case of Armenians' claims to the territory of the current U.S. military base in Incirlik, Turkey, CNN Türk TV channel reported on Monday.

The judicial proceedings, which lasted about three years, ended by the court's verdict that "this issue is political rather than judicial." Thus, a group of U.S. citizens of Armenian origin lost the lawsuit.

In December 2010, a group of Armenians living in the United States has instituted a claim against the Turkish government. The claimants demanded compensation of $100 million from the Turkish government for the loss of property of their ancestors. Their grandfathers allegedly owned lands of 49.5 hectares in Adana, including the territory of the current U.S. military base in Incirlik.