Paradise Papers: Turkish president’s allies sue journalist

Award-winning Turkish investigative journalist, Pelin Ünker, and her newspaper, Cumhuriyet, are being sued in Turkey over alleged defamation.

The suit filed by influential allies of Turkey’s autocratic president, Recep Erdogan, do not claim factual errors or inaccuracies but seek financial penalties for alleged damage to their reputations.

Among those identified as parties in the suit are Turkey’s former prime minister, Binali Yildirim, President Erdogan’s son-in-law and powerful finance minister Berat Albayrak, and members of their families. The president’s allies filed defamation actions against the award-winning journalist, who is also member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

The next court date, according to ICIJ, is November 22.

Last November, Cumhuriyet published a series of stories as part of the global Paradise Papers investigation that revealed how politicians, multinational corporations and criminals had hidden money offshore and avoided taxes.

PREMIUM TIMES, the only Nigerian platform involved in the investigation, also published details of the offshore arrangements

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Paradise Papers: Turkish president’s allies sue journalist

Award-winning Turkish investigative journalist, Pelin Ünker, and her newspaper, Cumhuriyet, are being sued in Turkey over alleged defamation.

The suit filed by influential allies of Turkey’s autocratic president, Recep Erdogan, do not claim factual errors or inaccuracies but seek financial penalties for alleged damage to their reputations.

Among those identified as parties in the suit are Turkey’s former prime minister, Binali Yildirim, President Erdogan’s son-in-law and powerful finance minister Berat Albayrak, and members of their families. The president’s allies filed defamation actions against the award-winning journalist, who is also member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

The next court date, according to ICIJ, is November 22.

Last November, Cumhuriyet published a series of stories as part of the global Paradise Papers investigation that revealed how politicians, multinational corporations and criminals had hidden money offshore and avoided taxes.

PREMIUM TIMES, the only Nigerian platform involved in the investigation, also published details of the offshore arrangements

... read more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/282415-paradise-papers-turkish-presidents-allies-sue-journalist.html

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