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Application no. 61957/19
against Türkiye

The European Court of Human Rights (Second Section), sitting on 9 March 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Frédéric Krenc, President,
Diana Sârcu,
Davor Derenčinović, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 27 September 2019,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Mehmet Keçeci, was born in 1985.He was represented by Ms N.M. Arslan, a lawyer practising in Gaziantep.

The applicant’s complaints under Articles 6 and 8 of the Convention (imposition on the applicant, detained in a prison at the time of the events, of a disciplinary sanction, consisting of a ban on participation in social activities for two months, on the ground that he had spoken to people other than the one person he was allowed to speak on the phone by prison authorities and non-communication of the public prosecutors’ written opinions during the proceedings before the domestic courts) were communicated to the Turkish Government (“the Government”), who submitted observations on the admissibility and merits. The observations were forwarded to the applicant, who was invited to submit his own observations. No reply was received to the Registry’s letter.

By letter dated 10 October 2022, sent by registered post, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of his observations had expired on 14 June 2022 and that no extension of time had been requested. The applicant’s attention was drawn to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, which provides that the Court may strike an application out of its list of cases where the circumstances lead to the conclusion that the applicant does not intend to pursue the application. The applicant’s representative received this letter on 20 October 2022. However, no response has followed.


In the light of the foregoing, and in the absence of any special circumstances regarding respect for the rights guaranteed by the Convention and the Protocols thereto, the Court, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, considers that it is no longer justified to continue the examination of the application.

Accordingly, the case should be struck out of the list.

For these reasons, the Court, unanimously,

Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.

Done in English and notified in writing on 30 March 2023.

Viktoriya Maradudina Frédéric Krenc
Acting Deputy Registrar President