Ongoing divorce suit between MEHMET TATLICI, who was born of Late Mehmet SalihTatlıcı’s first marriage, and his 25-year wife Gizem Tatlıcı leads to a quite different state. According to the shocking information and documentation our news center has just obtained, it was revealed by the testimonies given at Harbiye Police Station that MEHMET TATLICI, who attacked Tat Art Gallery with 12 people including his lawyer ALI ARDA -some of which were armed- has injured French architect Richard Tuil by punching him.
In the statements given by Gizem Tatlıcı and Richard Tuil at the police station, it is declared that ‘‘one of Mehmet Tatlici’s armed men overpowered French architect by holding a gun to his belly, another one scared him by showing his gun, subsequently Mehmet Tatlici punched Richard Tuil and after that computers containing significant information and belonging to the French architect, his belongings and his money were stolen’’.
We share details of the news with our readers in the light of the information written in the records of statements given at Istanbul Harbiye Police Station:
MEHMET TATLICI SAID HE HATES HIS WIFE GİZEM TATLICI
French architect Richard Tuil, who said that he was assaulted by Mehmet Tatlici and his men, expressed in his statement given at Istanbul Harbiye Police Station on 18th November 2013 that, ‘‘he had known Gizem Tatlıcı before, he was an architect, he had an office in Los Angeles city, America, he had been introduced to Mehmet Tatlıcı 2-3 months ago, Mehmet Tatlici wanted to construct twin towers, they had come together in order to talk about its architectural details, later on while they had been negotiating about the price at a restaurant again, upon Gizem Tatlıcı’s leaving the table Mehmet Tatlici had told him that he hated Gizem Tatlıcı, he didn’t want to work with her and besides he got bored of her as they had been together for a long time, he had another woman in his life, Richard Tuil had told that he could not work with him because he didn’t approve Mehmet Tatlici’s moral value judgment, he hadn’t seen Mehmet Tatlici again, he had come to Istanbul for another business project lately, when he had been looking for an office Gizem Tatlıcı told him that he could use Tat Art Center as his office, he had accepted that offer as he had already rented an apartment for living on the 4th floor of the same building’’.
THEY HAVE BEATEN FRENCH ARCHITECT AND GIZEM TATLICI’S DRIVER
French architect Richard Tuil, in continuation of his statement said that “he had been dealing with the retrofitting of the apartment upstairs while he had been working at Tat Art, while he had been going upstairs from his office in the same building on 18th November 2013, he had encountered Mehmet Tatlici and his 10-12 men, among these were Ali Arda and Hüseyin Ataol and other people he didn’t know, Mehmet Tatlici had showed him to the men with a gesture meaning ‘that’s him’ ’’ and in addition he exactly stated that:
“Later on the person named Mehmet Tatlici grabbed my arm, immediately after two heavily-built people got hold of my arms and pushed me towards Gizem’s office. They told me to open Gizem’s office, I told them that I wouldn’t, then they called Gizem’s driver Burhan because they knew that Burhan had the keys. Later on, four armed people seeming to be guards forced Burhan to open the door, when Burhan resisted, they assaulted him and punched him in the face. He was forced to open the door and he opened the door.’’
FRIGHTENED BY PUSHING A GUN TO HIS BELLY, GUNS DRAWN, PUNCHED BY MEHMET TATLICI
“They tried to push me into the office, one of Mehmet Tatlici’s guards drew a 9mm. caliber, black pistol from his waist and pushed the gun to the left side of my belly, and the other guard also showed me the silver-grey gun on his waist. I shouted for help, tried to escape. The person named Mehmet Tatlici first scratched my face and then punched me in the face two times.’’
MEHMET TATLICI’S LAWYER ALI ARDA SAYS “WE ARE MAFIA, WE WILL KILL YOU”
“Then the person named Ali Arda told me in English ‘we are mafia; we will kill you’. As soon as I found a chance, I escaped and came to the police station at first. Later on, we went back with a police team in order to check the place out and the people were still there, but the person revealing his gun to me and the other pushing gun to my belly were not.’’
FRENCH ARCHITECT’S COMPUTERS, BELONGINGS AND MONEY WERE STOLEN
“Afterwards, when I entered the room which I was staying at in order to take my passport, I have noticed that its door was unlocked by a locksmith, the lock was changed and my IPad2 Tablet PC, Macbook Pro branded computer, Leica branded camera, 10.000 American Dollars of rental money which was in an envelope located under my tablet and also my money which amounts to 5.700 Euro were not there, they were stolen. There are notes related to the meeting I had with the Vice Prime Minister, Belma Satır previously and the one I will have with Government house and diplomatic documents in my stolen computer and tablet.’’
MEHMET TATLICI’S LAWYER THREATENS AND TRIES TO PUNCH THE FRENCH ARCHITECT ONCE AGAIN
‘‘While I was there the person named Ali Arda approached me and told me in English that I should realize what kind of a threat I am under. In the company of police officers preparing incident report there, he threatened me. I told this person that he is a Lawyer and he should not talk like this. Then, this person tried to slap me in the face, but I avoided it by flinching, the police held him back and the incident didn’t grow serious.”
“Afterwards we came to your station, I went to the hospital in order to get assault report, I press charges against the people named Mehmet Tatlici and Ali Arda who assaulted and threatened me, also two anonymous people drawing guns to me and the people stealing my electronic items along with my money, I refuse reconciliation.’’ Richard Tuil said in the police station.
The incident was reported exactly as above in the record of statement given at Harbiye Police Station Chief Office by French architect Richard Israel Tuil who was threatened and assaulted by Mehmet Tatlici, his men and his lawyer Ali Arda and whose money and belongings were also stolen.
IT WAS STATED THAT MEHMET TATLICI HAS EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR WITH HIS SECRETARY SERAP DURMUŞ
In the record of her statement she has given at Harbiye Police Station Chief Office on 18th November 2013, Mehmet Tatlici’s wife, Gizem Tatlıcı from whom he seeks a divorce has exactly said these words:
“I have been married to Mehmet Tatlıcı for 24 years; we have two children in common from our marriage. I have sensed a difference in the attitude and behaviors of my husband towards me because of a traffic accident I had in 2011. As a result of this, I have learnt that my husband Mehmet Tatlici has an affair with the person named Serap Durmuş who works for him.”
MEHMET TATLICI THREATENS HIS WIFE GİZEM TATLICI
“When I told this to my husband, he told that he would cause me all kinds of trouble and I would not be able to get anything from him even if I seek a divorce and he even implicitly used threatening words concerning my life. I have undergone this because of another woman although we have no marital conflict with my husband.’’
MEHMET TATLICI LEFT HOME AND SAID HE WOULDN’T GIVE ANY MONEY TO HIS WIFE
“Finally, he left home by the beginning of October and said that he would stop paying any money if I do not divorce him, he would not pay some employees’ salaries and he would have other employees make whatever he wants because he pays their salaries.”
MEHMET TATLICI DISREGARDED THE COMPANY AND TRIED TO INTIMIDATE HIS WIFE GİZEM TATLICI
“We have established the company named TATART which operates at Harbiye District, Maçka Street No: 29/2-6 together with my husband in order to engage in artistic activities two years ago. Although my husband owns a higher percent of shares of the company, I have worked at that company since it was established and I have dealt with all the problems. Within this period, my husband hasn’t paid any attention to the company and he even implemented a deterrence policy towards me consistently.’’
MEHMET TATLICI ASSAULTS HIS WIFE GİZEM TATLICI’S OFFICE WITH A CROWDED AND ARMED GROUP
“On 18th November 2013 at around 10:30, during a lecture at Private Işık University where I study for doctorate, I have been informed by phone that he had busted my office with a crowded group in order to force me into divorce and leave me penniless by casting abusive aspersions on me and stating that I would not even stay in Turkey and he would make me exiled and I also learnt that he assaulted and threatened a French citizen named Richard Israel TUIL who has been in Turkey for cultural projects and whom I allowed to stay at the company office of which I am a shareholder and partner.’’
“I immediately came to my company office with my lawyer, I have seen that my office door was open and people who had no relation with the company were wandering inside. When I asked these people what they were doing there; they said that Mr. Mehmet Tatlici has sent them and they would stay at the office upon his instructions from then on. Thereupon, I have learnt that the incident was submitted to Police Station and I came to your station subsequently.’’
PARKING ATTENDANT HAS SEEN COMPUTERS GETTING LOADED TO THE CAR
“While we were waiting at the Police Station, we went back to the office in order to get the injured party and also my guest, Richard Israel Tuil’s passport, we have seen that the lock of the room he stays was changed, the door was open and the computer, mobile phone and tablet PC belonging to my guest named Richard Israel Tuil were not there. Then, when I left the office, İspark parking lot attendant M. Y. who was in charge at Maçka Street that day asked ‘‘hope nothing is wrong?’’. I have told that my guest’s computer was stolen. He told me that he had seen some men who came out of the office loading computers into a dark-colored car.’’
GİZEM TATLICI: “MY HUSBAND MEHMET TATLICI DID ALL THESE DELIBERATIVELY TO INTIMIDATE ME’’
“Such an incident occurred today because my husband Mehmet Tatlici knows that I have a lecture at Işık University every Monday. All these actions are deliberative and planned. He also wants to involve me in such accusation with an afterthought of not paying subsistence money. Besides, there are three employees working at my office, but he presents people who have no official relation with the company and I have never met before as witnesses of the incident. I sue and press charges against my husband named Mehmet Tatlici who has done all these in order to intimidate me deliberatively.’’
The statement Gizem Tatlıcı gave at Harbiye Police Station Chief Office is exactly as mentioned above. However, that is not all Mehmet Tatlici has done together with his men according to the information revealed in other official documents:
THREATENED THE MOTHER TO PREVENT DAUGHTER’S DELATION
In her statement which she gave regarding her Istanbul Beykoz Domestic Violence application on 10th October 2013, Gizem Tatlıcı states that ‘‘Mehmet Tatlici threatened her about divorce coming home with his men on that day, he swore and insulted her, her children has also witnessed the incident, she called the police as she was frightened, her mother phoned when she went to the police station in order to report the incident, Mehmet Tatlici threatened her mother, her mother tried to inspire her for not reporting Mehmet Tatlici because of this threat and her belief of sacredness of family unity and for this reason she did not report Mehmet Tatlici’’.
HIS MOTHER IN LAW SELLS HER HOUSE TO GIVE A LOAN TO MEHMET TATLICI BUT SHE CANNOT GET IT BACK
In the petition submitted by Gizem Tatlıcı’s lawyers to Istanbul Beykoz Family Court it is indicated that ‘‘Mehmet Tatlıcı had great economic troubles in past, when he hadn’t any money and had debts, Gizem Tatlıcı’s mother Güniz Pamukçu supported Mehmet Tatlici in cash by selling her estates in Acarkent and Florya, Mehmet Tatlıcı has still not paid his debt to her mother and stalled her although he has sold his estate in Beylikdüzü, Istanbul for 22 million dollars and received the payment’’.
MEHMET TATLICI AND SERAP DURMUS STOPPED HER CAR AND SEIZED THE CHILDREN
In her petition submitted to Istanbul Beykoz Family Court, Gizem Tatlıcı has also stated that ‘‘While the driver was taking her children to school by her car on 21.11.2013, Mehmet Tatlici along with Serap Durmuş stopped and seized the car, they took the children to Mehmet Tatlici’s office at Acarkent C477, Mehmet Tatlici has insulted and assaulted her so she demanded guard and she pressed charges against Mehmet Tatlici for assault and insult’’.
The declarations filed are this way… Armed invasion, injury, threat, extramarital affair, stolen computers, property and money belonging to the French architect who works at the office…
As also reported in the official documents, all has occurred exactly this way…
It continues to be a matter of concern what kind of developments would Mehmet Tatlici and Gizem Tatlıcı’s divorce process lead to from now on.