Damages worth €31,000 was awarded to Hamiyet Kaplan, the partner of Bayram and €1200 to Fatma Kaya, the wife of Altun as well as €20,000 to the legal beneficiaries of each man.
In a separate case the court awarded €6000 to Tahir Han, who was convicted by the State Security Court under an anti-terrorism law, which the court claimed "disproportionate" and "not necessary in a democratic society".
The conviction the court said violated the right to freedom of expression after Han, a member of the Popular Democratic Party, was sentenced to one year's jail and fined following a party conference in 1997.
Turkey was however cleared in a second "freedom of expression case". The court ruled that the conviction "aimed to provide a protection against offensive attacks concerning the questions considered as sacred by Muslims."