Bonnie Rabin of Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann represented the father.
"We are immensely relieved for our clients and the children, but we are also very happy that the court focused on the notion of expanding custodial rights under the Hague," Rabin said on Wednesday. "Especially in the global society that we now have, this gives parents the protection they need against the fear of fleeing parents or parents who don't return after a vacation or another stay."
Arun S. Subramanian of Susman Godfrey represented Zeynep Tekiner Ozaltin.
Subramanian said the outcome was "very favorable for our clients" because the children, who are American citizens, had already returned to Turkey and Turkish courts will make the ultimate determination, "which is our clients' wish in the first place."
Subramanian said the other side had asked for "astronomical" costs in the neighborhood of $700,000 and, on remand, Swain has been directed to conduct a cost analysis that is tempered by the mitigating circumstances cited by the circuit.