Turkish court dismisses case of violating Ataturk’s legacy

Turkish court dismisses accusations that presidential palace built in Ataturk Forest Farm in Ankara violates Ataturk’s legacy

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walking outside presidential complex in Turkey's capital Ankara in this file photo.

The Ankara 26th civil court of general jurisdiction on Tuesday dismissed the accusations that Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s legacy has been violated by a presidential complex which was built inside the Ataturk Forest Farm.

The presidential complex was built in the Bestepe neighborhood of Turkey’s capital Ankara, inside the Ataturk Forest Farm.

Some people linked to Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) claimed that the construction of any kind of building inside the Ataturk Forest Farm area was forbidden by Ataturk as stated in his legacy.

Representatives of the plantiffs, lawyers of the Prime Ministry, Ministry of Finance and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality attended the court hearing on Oct. 20.

In the main court hearing Ankara Metropolitan Municipality's lawyer, Mehmet Ali Alan, requested the dismissal of the case for contradicting the Code of Civil Law.

The lawyer of Turkey's Ministry of Finance also requested the dismissal of the case. 

After considering these objections the court rejected the case.

TRTWorld, AA