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Lawsuit for damages against Hazal Ocak over news on Berat Albayrak
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Hazal Ocak
CITY
İstanbul
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
12/11/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Print Media
Newspaper
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 for damages was filed against reporter Hazal Ocak, who had her signature on a news report entitled “The son-in-law knows what to do” (Damat işi biliyor) regarding Minister of Treasury and Finance Berat Albayrak’s purchase of land along the route of Canal İstanbul project and published on Cumhuriyet newspaper on January 20, 2020. 

The first hearing of the lawsuit was held at the İstanbul 8th Civil Court of First Instance on November 12, 2020. The attorneys of the parties presented excuses; the next hearing will be held at a later date, which will be determined in upcoming days (November 12).