MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit for damages against Evrensel newspaper by SADAT
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Evrensel Daily
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2022
LAST UPDATED
13/04/2022
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Media Outlet
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

The International Defense Consultancy Inc. (SADAT) filed a lawsuit against Evrensel newspaper and journalist Yusuf Karadaş on the grounds that “they caused losses of commercial reputation” and demanded 25 thousand TRY in non-pecuniary damages. 

The lawsuit was filed at the Büyükçekmece 3rd Civil Court of First Instance over the news report of Yusuf Karadaş published by Evrensel with the title “The dark organization of the government, SADAT” on October 19, 2021.

In its petition to the court, SADAT indicated that the organization was not a special war apparatus established by the government and argued that the information in the news report directly attacked the company’s personality rights. SADAT’s lawyers wrote in their petition: “The article in dispute is contrary to the truth and leads to the loss of commercial reputation on the part of the company; the defendant disrupted the business activities of the company” (April 13).