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A lawsuit against Çiğdem Toker, the columnist for daily Sözcü, by T3 Foundation seeking compensation
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Çiğdem Toker
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
15/10/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Journalist
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Third-Party Interference
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Civil Code
Art. 25

Türkiye Teknoloji Tanıım (T3) Vakfı has filed a compensation lawsuit of 80 thousand against Çiğdem Toker due to her article entitled ““İBB’den Vakıflara Hizmet Raporu” published on 15 January 2019. Trial began at the 3rd Civil Court of First Instance of Küçükçekmece. Toker did not attend the first hearing held on September 24.  During the hearing, the lawyer of T3 Foundation requested certain witnesses to testify. Toker’s lawyer demanded the report mentioned in her article to be added to the case file. The court accepted both requests. The next trial will be on October 15 (September 24).

At the hearing held on October 15, 2020, the court gave time to the attorneys of the parties to make a written statement as to the expert reports notified to them and to the witness statements. The court has ruled that the petition submitted by Toker’s attorney regarding a witness requested to be heard shall be examined at the next hearing. The next hearing will be held on February 18, 2021 (October 15).