MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit for damages against Barış Terkoğlu
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Barış Terkoğlu
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
12/05/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Internet
Internet News Portal
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

A lawsuit was filed for non-pecuniary damages of 100 thousand Turkish Lira each against journalists Barış Terkoğlu and Can Bursalı and Independent Turkish, for the former attorney of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Mustafa Doğan İnal’s complaint on the allegation that his “personal rights were violated”. Journalists had written on the claims that İnal received a 15 million lira attorney’s fee from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).

In the first hearing held on May 12, the court decided to issue a warrant for information on how much attorney fee was paid for which lawsuit and on which date to İnal by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The next hearing will be held on September 13 (May 12).