Once Mehmet Tatlıcı realized that he was stuck on the losing side of the inheritance and will cases he filed in Turkey, he fled to USA. Yet, he could not find what he was looking for over there either. In another case, on which he has been working on for years, Mehmet Tatlıcı faced the frustrating outcome again. The judge overruled the demands of Mehmet Tatlıcı in one of the recent hearings in Florida. It appears that Mehmet Tatlıcı will not be fulfilling his “quest for the law” within “American justice” either, on which he was heavily relying, after being lost in this quest for some time in Turkey.
The inheritance of late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı could not be shared for years among the family members he left behind. Tens of lawsuits in Turkey and mutual accusations were apparently not enough, because Mehmet Tatlıcı, son of the deceased from his first marriage, moved this topic to United States of America. Not having found what he was looking for during this empty search for the law in USA, Mehmet Tatlıcı kept losing. During the last hearing of the lawsuit he has been working on for years with his army of lawyers in especially USA, all hearings of which he attended “with great motivation” along with his lawyers from Turkey and even Romania, he found out that it ended in his disappointment.
DEMANDS OF MEHMET TATLICI WERE DISMISSED AT THE HEARING IN FLORIDA
The investigations of our news team in United States of America revealed that Judge Charles Burton overruled the demands of Mehmet Tatlıcı at the hearing that took place on February 8th, 2018 in the State of Florida in United States of America. Mehmet Tatlıcı was claiming that the absence of his late father’s second wife Nurten Tatlıcı and his step brother Uğur Tatlıcı, whom he was suing, from the case hearing in USA and their attendance via teleconference was against the court order.
The judge, on the other hand, ruled a precedent by overruling the unlawful claims of Mehmet Tatlıcı and his “army of lawyers”, consisting of American, Bulgarian and Romanian attorneys.
Mehmet Tatlıcı filed numerous lawsuits against his late father Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s official will in Turkey and lost all of them. Furthermore, he filed other lawsuits for the reevaluation of the inheritance and with his “determination” for retroaction, he asked that the distribution of the inheritance shall be conducted according to the former Civil Code. In conclusion of years of judgment, he did not reach the outcomes he desired, despite the existence of his great army of lawyers and academic consultants. The law stated clearly that the official will of Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı was, in fact, valid and that the reevaluation must be carried out as per the current Civil Code.
WHEN THINGS DID NOT GO AS PLANNED IN TURKEY, MEHMET TATLICI FLED TO USA
Having failed to get what he wants in Turkey, Mehmet Tatlıcı flew to USA and started suing for inheritance over there. Mehmet Tatlıcı moved some of his lawyers from his army of them here and continued with his idle search for new “gains” with his local and foreign attorneys (American, Bulgarian and Romanian), failing to win these cases too. In his mind, he was planning to win the cases in USA, so that he can use them as precedents at the cases in Turkey. However, on the date of February 8th, 2018, Judge Charles Burton from Delray Beach District Court in Florida decided that Mehmet Tatlıcı was to be disappointed yet again.
The investigations of our news team in United States of America revealed that Mehmet Tatlıcı has been filing one lawsuit after another in Florida on unjust, unlawful and ungrounded claims against his own family members for the last year, who carry the same last name as his.
We wonder, what Mehmet Tatlıcı is planning nowadays by carrying his habits in Turkey to USA?
NEITHER PLAINTIFF NOR DEFENDANT RESIDES IN FLORIDA, YET MEHMET TATLICI GOES AHEAD AND SUES THERE; WE WONDER WHY?
Neither Mehmet Tatlıcı, who files these lawsuits, nor Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı, whom he sues, reside in Florida; still, Mehmet Tatlıcı goes ahead and files these cases with his “army of lawyers”, consisting of local and foreign attorneys, in Florida – a state in USA?
According to the data, documents and findings our news team has come up with, Mehmet Tatlıcı is acting with the mindset of “what if it works” here, just like he did in Turkey…
DID MEHMET TATLICI MOVE TO USA?
Our investigations revealed that Mehmet Tatlıcı transferred all his properties and estates in Turkey to his secretary Serap Durmuş, who is also claimed to be his mistress. As a matter of fact, he prepared a will that was also notarized and stated that he leaves all of his inheritance to Ms. Durmuş. Afterwards, Mehmet Tatlıcı took Serap Durmuş, his rumored mistress and her sister, Seda Durmuş, and moved to a mansion in South Florida, the worth of which is estimated to be approximately 8 million USD (Please see: “Mehmet Tatlıcı Moved to USA” news article).
DID MEHMET TATLICI MOVE TO USA TO “STAY AWAY” FROM SERVING TIME AS WAS RULED AGAINST HIM IN TURKEY?
The investigations of our news team revealed that one of the reasons of Mehmet Tatlıcı moving to USA was his wish to “stay away” from Turkey, in addition to gaining new grounds by filing for different lawsuits in USA. That is because there is a preventive detention concerning Mehmet Tatlıcı, for he ignored the court’s verdict to pay alimony to his ex-wife Gizem Tatlıcı. It is “consistent” Mehmet Tatlıcı behavior to go ahead and move to Florida, in order to “avoid” this detention and imprisonment and to extend the alimony process. (Please see: “3 Month Imprisonment for Mehmet Tatlıcı!” and “Yet Another Prison Sentence for Mehmet Tatlıcı!” news articles).
Moreover, Mehmet Tatlıcı, transferring all his rights on his properties and estate over to his secretary and rumored girlfriend, Serap Durmuş, as well as his purchase of a new mansion on behalf of the companies he established under the names of Serap Durmuş and her sister Seda Durmuş in order to “avoid” the alimony debts in Turkey also catch attention as “typical” Mehmet Tatlıcı behavior.
WHERE DOES MEHMET TATLICI LIVE EXACTLY? ROMANIA? OR USA?
Mehmet Tatlıcı listed his residential address as Bucharest – Romania for the ongoing cases about him in Turkey. This also goes to show that he is attempting to “prove” that he is away from Turkey (For detailed information, please see: “Is Mehmet Tatlıcı in Romania?” and “Mehmet Tatlıcı Got ‘Residence Permit’ from Romania” news articles).
In this case, we presume that neither Turkish justice nor American justice will ever be able to tell where Mehmet Tatlıcı actually resides…
The investigations of our news team also show that with the help of his “army of local and foreign lawyers”, Mehmet Tatlıcı started filing for lawsuits in the State of Florida, while trying to get his late father’s second wife, Nurten Tatlıcı and his step brother Uğur Tatlıcı, both of whom he is suing, to pay for his expenses…
THE “EXPENSE LIST” OF MEHMET TATLICI AND “HIS ARMY OF LAWYERS” THAT WOULD GO DOWN IN LEGAL HISTORY
Mehmet Tatlıcı, on the other hand, was present at those hearings with his army of lawyers by his side, trying to prove that the acceptable excuses of his family members were void. Furthermore, he demanded that all flight, accommodation and restaurant expenses of himself and all his lawyers, along with all the attorney fees be paid by Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı.
In short, Mehmet Tatlıcı and his lawyers would fly first class with the most expensive tickets from Turkey to USA, enjoy the most luxury hotels with their finest rooms, wine and dine at the most luxurious restaurants and bars and request that Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı pay for these bills.
WHAT DO THESE BILLS INCLUDE?
It is a challenge to explain the rationale behind this with the mindset of a normal person. Yet, we still would like to share some parts of it, in order for our readers to grasp the extent of it:
For example, Turkey – Florida flight expenses of Mehmet Tatlıcı and his lawyers: 11,020 USD.
For example, 3 nights hotel accommodation expenses of Mehmet Tatlıcı and his lawyers : 14,802.46 USD.
For example, Mehmet Tatlıcı’s attorneys’ fees:
Victor Stein: (400 USD/hour) in total 12,720 USD;
Jeremy Friedman (400 USD/hour) in total 5,320 USD;
Craig T. Downs (400 USD/hour) in total 3,060 USD;
The total accommodation expenses of these three lawyers (brace yourselves): 21,100 USD…
BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE:
One of the American attorneys of Mehmet Tatlıcı, Jeremy Friedman, on the other hand, had other demands:
They were calculated with an hourly fee of 400 USD; this additional demand was 12,360 USD in total.
Travel expenses of Mehmet Tatlıcı and his attorneys in the most luxury seats of planes, his accommodation expenses in the most luxury hotels and their catering expenses at the most luxury restaurants and bars made in total: 48,262 US DOLLARS and 46 CENTS…
WHAT KIND OF AN EXPENSE IS THIS?
Almost 50 THOUSAND US DOLLARS…
It is as if Mehmet Tatlıcı and his men are demanding a fortune from Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı for every step they take…
All because Nurten Tatlıcı, who is nearly seventy years old with doctor’s orders that she cannot manage such a long trip due to her medical problems and Uğur Tatlıcı, who did not even have the option to acquire a US visa for the American Consul General in Turkey stopped visa applications with the decision that came from US Government, failed to fly to USA and were absent at the court appointed mediation meeting…
In addition, Mehmet Tatlıcı and his army of local and foreign lawyers were doing their best to have Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı’s requests to attend the hearing from Istanbul via video or teleconference overruled…
JUDGE CHARLES BURTON OVERRULED ALL DEMANDS OF MEHMET TATLICI AND HIS ATTORNEYS AT THE LAST HEARING
However, Judge Charles Burton, who handled the most recent hearing, accepted Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı’s rightful excuses concerning their failure to fly to Florida from Istanbul and overruled the demands of Mehmet Tatlıcı and his men, who were basically demanding
money for everything they eat, drink and even steps they take on the street, by claiming “Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı fail to abide by the court’s rules, do not accept their excuses and punish them!”
THE BIAS OF THE “UNBIASED” PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE…
The investigations of our news team in Florida revealed that there was another “interesting” point at the most recent hearing, where Mehmet Tatlıcı was quite disappointed:
A man with the name Joshua Rosenberg, who “attended” the hearing under the guise of “personal representative” wanted to take the floor, whereas he does not possess the right to directly be involved with the hearing. He claimed that he was appointed by the Court concerning certain properties within the estate, accusing Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı with failure to abide by the court’s rulings, while singing high praises about Mehmet Tatlıcı.
These actions of the “representative”, who norally had to be unbiased and actually had no right to take the floor at the hearing, caught the attention of Judge Charles Burton. According to his words, which were recorded to the proceedings, “representative” Joshua Rosenberg took things to a point, where he should quit his position for he “has proven his bias”.
“UNBIASED REPRESENTATIVE” DINES WITH MEHMET TATLICI AND HIS MEN…
The investigations of our news team in Florida’s Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach cities revealed that this “representative”, who was appointed by the court to be involved in the case proceedings in an unbiased manner, was “hanging out” with Mehmet Tatlıcı and his lawyers. Even two days before the hearing in question, they were wining and dining together at The Circle at the Breakers – a luxury restaurant by the Atlantic Ocean in West Palm Beach…
In short, this “representative”, whom the court appointed to be “unbiased” during the legal process, would hang out, eat and drink with defendant Mehmet Tatlıcı and his lawyers, then would come out at the hearing, flay Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı with his words, who are on the other side of the lawsuit, while praising Mehmet Tatlıcı. At the end, he took everything to a point, where he will have to quit his position, because of this biased behavior of his, which were also recorded in the court proceedings…
WHAT A LEGAL FARCE, IS IT NOT?
One does not want to believe all this, but the facts, as were revealed as a result of the investigations of our news team, as well as the court proceedings, show that the developments took place exactly like we have mentioned above…
Actually, all these show that Mehmet Tatlıcı repeats the very same “methods” he pursued in the lawsuits he filed in Florida in the past:
In previous cases he filed, Mehmet Tatlıcı had various legal opinions prepared, which paint the current legal codes in Turkey different than they are and as per Mehmet Tatlıcı’s wishes, in order to mislead the Court. These so-called sworn and “notarized” translations were then taken to Florida and submitted to the Court files. Later, when the truth came out, he was able to say with a brazen face, “the translator must have confused the papers”… (For detailed information, please see: “How Does Mehmet Tatlıcı Mislead The Court?” news article).
In addition, during yet another case process he initiated in Florida, Mehmet Tatlıcı pursued quite an “interesting” path – he was trying to be clever by retroactively designating the values of the properties, which were in question during the case, over the old Turkish Lira, before six zeroes from Turkish currency were removed:
At the same time, Mehmet Tatlıcı was trying to use this fact of removing six zeroes from the currency (as declared on the Official Gazette on January 31st, 2004 and became effective as of January 1st, 2005) to deceive the American courts.
Mehmet Tatlıcı was virtually “fine-tuning” the details in his own head by the six zeroes that were removed from the currency, in addition to the foreign exchange differences between US Dollars and Turkish Liras (with a mentality that would overlook all these differences). Simultaneously, he was also staking out a claim on his mother’s, Bedriye Gonuldas’, so called court designated monthly alimony, as if it is 5,000,000 TL with the current currency; whereas this amount was calculated way before the removal of zeroes.
However, there were verdicts about this, ruled by Turkish courts as per Turkish Justice. Accordingly, the amounts were calculated by being converted to New Turkish Liras (YTL) – after the six zeroes were removed. According to this calculation, non-pecuniary damages that Bedriye Gonuldas would receive as alimony would be 1,000,000,000 TL = 1,000 New TL and her monthly alimony would be 5,000,000 TL = 5 New TL per month.
Moreover, it was out of the question for these amounts to be updated. Nevertheless, Mehmet Tatlıcı was able to demand “astronomical” amounts by “overlooking” the removal of six zeroes from Turkish currency, taking these cases to American courts and claiming that his mother was the victim here… (For detailed information about it, please see: “New Maneuvers of Mehmet Tatlıcı in Florida” news article).
WHETHER IT IS TURKEY OR USA, THE “PATHS” MEHMET TATLICI FOLLOWS TO MISLEAD THE COURTS ARE ALWAYS THE SAME, BUT THE OUTCOME IS ALWAYS DISAPPOINTING
Mehmet Tatlıcı again, a legal process initiated by Mehmet Tatlıcı again, games that were played in the meantime again; but the outcome is always the same – frustration for Mehmet Tatlıcı again…
We will continue to share all unlawfulness, all games and all legal farces that are damaging the respectable name and legacy of late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı, with our readers and the public opinion…