The applicant, Mustafa Aksu, is a Turkish national who was born in 1931 and lives in Ankara. He is of Roma origin and alleged that two government-funded publications included remarks and expressions that reflected anti-Roma sentiment. Mr Aksu complained that a book published by the Ministry of Culture contained passages that humiliated Gypsies, depicting them as engaging in criminal activities. He also complained that certain entries in a dictionary intended for schools and funded by the same Ministry were insulting and discriminatory.
(from the official press-release prepared by the Registry Office of the European Court of Human Rights)