WHO MAY APPLY?
As a rule, “everyone” may file an individual application. However, the expression of “everyone” has some restrictions arising from the features of individual application. In this framework, foreigners are not eligible to file an individual application in relation to the rights that are only granted to Turkish citizens. On the other hand, foreigners may file individual application on rights granted in a restricted manner (right to assembly and demonstration march, freedom of settlement and movement etc.) only within the limits recognized by law.
Private legal persons (associations, foundations, commercial partnerships etc.) may file individual application on the grounds that the rights granted only for legal persons such as freedom of association or right to legal remedies were violated. Public legal persons are not entitled to the right to individual application. Therefore, applications filed by public legal persons are found inadmissible on the grounds of “incompetence ratione personae”.