MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit for damages against journalist Canan Kaya
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Canan Kaya
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
01/11/2022
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
Judicial Interference
Criminal Courts
THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE
Turkish Civil Code
Art. 25

A lawsuit for damages was filed against Medya Koridoru Grant Holder and Editor-in-Chief Canan Kaya on the allegation that Demirören Media Group’s “commercial reputation was damaged and personal rights were violated” (February 1).

At the hearing held on June 7, Demirören Media Group lawyers repeated the lawsuit petition and asked for the case to be accepted.

Kaya’s lawyer, Aktan, demanded the dismissal of the case, stating that the news in question was prepared in line with the law and journalism ethics. Aktan also requested that the outcome of the criminal complaint filed by the plaintiff party be awaited.

The court ruled to send writs to relevant authorities to provide the evidence requested by the parties and to ask the Security Directorate about the fate and whereabouts of the writ previously sent regarding the report on the social and economic status of Kaya. The next hearing will be held on November 1 (June 7).

At the hearing held on November 1, 2022, the court ruled that a writ should be written to the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and the office should be asked whether the appeal against the decision of non-prosecution against Kaya had been concluded or not. The next hearing will be held on February 9, 2023 (November 1).