MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Lawsuit for damages against Yeni Yaşam newspaper
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Yeni Yaşam Newspaper
CITY
Diyarbakır
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2021
LAST UPDATED
16/05/2022
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 Penal Code
Art. 125/1

On the grounds of the news report “Erdoğan family and the state are like the Bayraktar’s sales representatives: Family-size war trade” published in Yeni Yaşam newspaper on November 12, 2021 and the news report “How are the Bayraktar armed drones sold to which country” published on the website of the newspaper on November 22, 2021, President Erdoğan’s son-in-law and Baykar Defense Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar filed a lawsuit against Yeni Yaşam newspaper and journalist Sedat Yılmaz and requested 150 thousand Turkish Lira (TRY) in non-pecuniary damages.

The first hearing of the case will be held at the İstanbul Bakırköy 14th Civil Court of First Instance on May 16, 2022 (April 8).

At the hearing held on 16 May, the judge decided to conduct economic and social situation research on journalist Sedat Yılmaz. The next hearing will be held on 27 June (May 16).