Izmir Association of Coffeehouses v. Prime Minister

Coffeeshops owners challenged a national smoke-free law which applied to all restaurants including coffeehouses. The owners claimed the law violated the constitutional guarantees of private enterprise, property rights, freedom, equality, as well as the principles of proportionality and necessity. The court rejected the owner's arguments, and upheld the smoke-free law.


Main Number 2010/58, Decision Number 2011/8, Issue 27858

  • Turkey
  • Feb 26, 2011
  • Constitutional Court


Plaintiff Izmir Chamber of Kahveciler

Defendant Prime Minister

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