The Court of Appeals examined the request for damages of İMC TV camera operator Refik Tekin, who was shot in his leg by the fire opened from armed vehicles in Şırnak’s Cizre district on January 20, 2016 despite being in the group carrying white flags and received a report of 10-percent disability afterwards. On the grounds that Tekin was negligent in the incident by 50 percent, the Court of Appeals has ruled that 3 thousand 844 Turkish Lira (TRY) shall be paid to him in damages. The prosecutor argued that the law enforcement officers using guns in the incident where Tekin was injured were acting in compliance with the law and referred to the perpetrators as “unidentified” suspects. Discussing Tekin’s request for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages, the Mardin 1st Administrative Court had defined Tekin’s news follow-up as an “act of terrorism” and dismissed the claim for damages. Lastly, the Court of Appeals has admitted that Tekin is a journalist; however, it has argued that he was 50 percent negligent in the incident and ruled for low damages (May 12).