Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Bursa MP Mustafa Esgin filed a lawsuit for damages against Evrensel newspaper on the grounds of a news report covering the Court of Accounts’ files. Accusing the daily of publishing “unreal and misleading content”, Esgin requested 100 thousand TRY from Evrensel in damages. The first hearing of the case will be held at the Bursa 8th Civil Court of First Instance on December 15, 2022.
At the hearing held on December 15, Evrensel made its defense and said that the news report in question was written by quoting from the Court of Accounts’ report and that the conditions for non-material damages were not constituted. Evrensel requested the dismissal of the case. The court adjourned the hearing until March 23, 2022 (December 15).