MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit for damages against Hazal Ocak
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Hazal Ocak
CITY
Gaziantep
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
14/10/2020
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

The District Municipality of Şahinbey filed a lawsuit against journalist Hazal Ocak over a news reported entitled “The Tender Game in Şahinbey” (Şahinbey’de İhale Oyunu) published on Cumhuriyet newspaper and requested 20 thousand Turkish Lira (TRY) in damages. While the first hearing of the lawsuit was expected to be held at the Gaziantep 6th Civil Court of First Instance on October 4, 2020, the hearing was adjourned until November 25 as the attorneys of the parties offered an excuse (October 14).