This is a follow-up article to the one published in the IJMGR half a decade ago (Vol. 12, 2005). Although there have been domestic and international legal cases that are directly concerned with the political participation of minorities in Turkey, few improvements have been made in law covering the subject. This encouraged this author to analyse and criticise the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights and the legal and political actors at domestic level. The aim of this article is to reflect upon how international human rights monitoring affects national laws in certain thorny issues such as the rights of minorities. Since the current and previous articles have a common theme and complement each other, I strongly recommend reading both articles.