Demirören Medya company filed a lawsuit for damages against five representatives from the Medya Koridoru (Media Corridor) website, including its Grant Holder and Editor-in-Chief Canan Kaya, over a news report entitled, “Big scandal in Demirören Medya! Woman employee was forced to resign because she passed through the management floor with her shoes on.”
The first hearing of the case was held at the Bakırköy 6th Civil Court of First Instance in İstanbul on November 12, 2020. The court concluded that the preliminary examination of the case file had been finalized and ruled that the inquiry phase of the trial should begin. Giving two-week time to the parties to inform the court about the witnesses they want to be heard as part of the trial, the court board has ruled that the next hearing shall be held on February 2, 2021 (November 12).
At the hearing held on February 2, the court board ruled that the deficiencies in the file should be rectified and the next hearing should be held on April 1, 2021 (February 2).
At the hearing held on April 1, 2021, the court ruled that the lawsuit for damages filed by Demirören Media against journalists should be dismissed on the part of all defendants in consideration of the merits (April 1).