Reporter Ercan Öztürk to Pay For Spiritual Damages

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A libel suit at Istanbul 24th Civil Court of First Instance, regarding unreal news Akşam Newspaper reporter ERCAN ÖZTÜRK prepared, which did not comply with the principles of journalism, has been finalized.

Reporter ERCAN ÖZTÜRK and Akşam Newspaper are condemned to pay 5000 Turkish Liras of penalty for spiritual damages they caused to Uğur Tatlıcı and Nurten Tatlıcı. The court has also given a reprimand against Ercan Öztürk and Akşam Newspaper, adding the decision should be published in 3 newspapers with the highest circulation nationwide in Turkey.

Ercan Öztürk and Akşam Newspaper have previously received a warning from Press Council with the claim that they were violating principles of journalism with this unreal and baseless news, and now they are noticed by the court and sentenced to pay spiritual damages, and given a reprimand as well.

WHAT HAD HAPPENED?

Just as we have shared with our readers through our early news, reporter Ercan Öztürk created a discourse, which portrayed Uğur Tatlıcı, son of the deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı and the deceased’s wife Nurten Tatlıcı as criminals, on April 10, 2013’s Akşam Newspaper. (For more information: Akşam Gazetesi’ndeki “Haber” ve Ardındaki Gerçekler) (The ‘news’ in Akşam Newspaper and the Truth behind it)

Press Council Higher Commission decided unanimously that Ercan Öztürk’s mentioned piece of news in Akşam newspaper was violating 4th, 6th and 9th articles of Journalism Principles and therefore gave a warning to Ercan Öztürk and his workplace, Akşam newspaper. (For more information: Basın Konseyi Sekreterliği’nden Ercan Öztürk’e Kınama Kararı) (Decision of Warning Ercan Öztürk from Press Council)

UĞUR AND NURTEN TATLICI HAD FILED A LAWSUIT REGARDING THE ATTACK ON THEIR PERSONAL RIGHTS

Next development about this unreal news was the lawsuit that the deceased businessman’s son, Uğur Tatlıcı and wife, Nurten Tatlıcı, filed against Ercan Öztürk and T Media Investment Int. and Trade. Incorp. – Akşam Newspaper’s owner, which published this news- at 24th Civil Court of First Instance, with the claim that there was a lawless attack on their personal rights; and they demanded 10.000 TL compensation for spiritual damages in addition to a motion of reprimand regarding this lawless action.

Court sentenced Ercan Öztürk and Akşam Newspaper to pay a compensation of 5000 TL for spiritual damages in addition to a motion of reprimand for this unreal news.

The Judgeship of Istanbul 24th Civil Court of First Instance partially admitted the case on June 20, 2014 dated hearing, sentencing Ercan Öztürk, the writer of this unreal news as well as the Publisher, Akşam Newspaper to a compensation of 5000 TL. The court has also decided that these two should get a reprimand and this reprimand decision should be published in 3 Turkish newspapers with the highest circulation nationwide.

SPIRITUAL DAMAGES COMPENSATION, WHICH ERCAN OZTURK AND AKŞAM NEWSPAPER ARE SENTENCED TO PAY TO UĞUR AND NURTEN TATLICI, IS GOING TO BE GIVEN TO CHARITY

We have spoken with Uğur Tatlıcı, about the decisions taken by the court and he has stated that they will donate the 5000 TL, which is the spiritual damage the reporter Ercan Öztürk is sentenced to pay, to charity.

ANOTHER LAW SUIT FOR SPIRITUAL DAMAGES OF 5 PENNIES AGAINST ERCAN ÖZTÜRK

Despite ERCAN ÖZTÜRK was sentenced to pay 5000 TL as spiritual damages to a mourning family, because of the unreal news he made up about them and published in Akşam newspaper, and Istanbul 24th Civil Court of First Instance has given him and his newspaper a serious warning, this so-called journalist still continues to make up such news and therefore, such cases are still being filed against him. (For more information: “Ercan Öztürk’e ‘5 KURUŞLUK’ tazminat davası” news) (Spiritual Damages Case of 5 Pennies Against Ercan Öztürk)

As far as one is concerned, Ercan Öztürk does not pay attention and learn his lesson from the warning of Press Council, or the spiritual damages he is sentenced to pay under the order of court as well as court’s decision to give him a reprimand too. He still keeps up with his meaningless, baseless, unreal “work” and creates such trivial and speculative news about the deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s youngest son, Uğur Tatlıcı.

ERCAN ÖZTÜRK NEWS AND MEHMET TATLICI CASES: PERFECT TIMING!

These baseless news ERCAN ÖZTÜRK keeps on writing with great “consistency” are published right before some very interesting cases and this timing miracle is really astonishing, if we consider the ethics of journalism.

Ercan Öztürk’s “news” go hand in hand with the cases Mehmet Tatlıcı has filed against his deceased father’s life-companion of 43 years, Nurten Tatlıcı, and his brother from the same father, Uğur Tatlıcı with false and baseless claims (Mehmet Tatlıcı is born from the first marriage deceased Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı had with his aunt’s daughter and he is the “good son” who is not satisfied with millions of dollars he inherited from his father, still fighting for more and more without any respect for his own family name as well as Turkish laws).

The timing union between Ercan Öztürk’s news and court dates is surprising “coincidents” and we watch in awe how people can push their limits like this, even in the name of “journalism”…

ERCAN ÖZTÜRK, HIS BROTHER ERHAN ÖZTÜRK, DİNÇER GÖKÇE AND ZÜLFİKAR ALİ AYDIN

As a matter of fact, Ercan Öztürk is not alone while “making up” such news. His brother, ERHAN ÖZTÜRK, who works for Sabah newspaper, is also assisting him. There are 2 more reporters, who, most of the time, accompany these two “reporter brothers”: DİNÇER GÖKÇE at Hürriyet newspaper and ZÜLFİKAR ALİ AYDIN at Habertürk newspaper.

All of these “reporters” make “the same piece of” news in different papers, right before court dates of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s cases against his deceased father’s family. These “news” have a discourse and imagery of Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı in such a way that, these two people were as if “solid criminals…” What a sad and believable story!

A MAN WHO IS NEVER TIRED OF BREAKING THE RECORD OF MAKING FALSE CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS AND BEING REJECTED BY THE COURT EACH TIME: MEHMET TATLICI…

13 criminal complaints and denunciations… All resulted in rejection or lack of grounds for legal action by the court… All against Nurten Tatlıcı, who was his deceased father’s wife for 43 years, and his brother from the same father, Uğur Tatlıcı.

All complaints are by the same man: Mehmet Tatlıcı…

Mehmet Tatlıcı might become a World Champion, when it comes to false criminal complaints and cases which lack grounds for legal action. The judges and prosecutors in Turkey have evaluated his claims and falsify or nullify them, since these claims are baseless, unreal and intended for bad… This man wants to break a record…  (For more information: Mehmet Tatlıcı Düzineyi Tamamladı haberi). (The news on, “Mehmet Tatlıcı has completed a dozen”)

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF MEHMET TATLICIS RELATION WITH ERCAN ÖZTÜRK?

Just at this point, one might wander…

Mehmet Tatlıcı is trying to condemn his brother from the same father and his stepmother, being his deceased father’s second wife, with such baseless lies and claims. Is he also creating a network of relations with media members, to gain their support and make his false claims more visible and “credible”, so that the deceased’s remaining family will lose prestige and respect?

We do not want to blame anybody while asking such questions, however there are some documents in court verdicts, forcing us to ask these questions.

During the previous months, a document presented to court at one of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s famous cases, has become quite thought provoking. And this document includes interesting connections, which reveal the reasons lying underneath of such support from peculiar media members.

We are going to explain this later on. Here, we are going to continue with other questions we find hard to answer, regarding the “exactly the same” pieces of news these reporters make.

WHY WOULD ERCAN ÖZTÜRK MAKE NEWS DESPITE COMPENSATION FOR SPRITUAL DAMAGES, REPRIMAND AND WARNING DECISIONS AGAINST HIM?

An “experienced” personality, such as Ercan Öztürk, who has served the Press sector for many years, goes on and makes news which cause him to get a warning about “violating the principles of journalism”, from the most prestigious in-sector institution of Turkey, aka Press Council Higher Commission…

We believe Ercan Öztürk is capable of knowing what will come around from making such fake news, depending on his professional experience and age. So, why would a reporter make news causing him to get a compensation fine for spiritual damages from the court and a reprimand in addition, therefore degrading his “credibility” in the field? Why would he admit his career’s work to be over-shadowed by such unreal news?

What is more, why would such an experienced reporter like Ercan Öztürk himself, accept to become an indispensable piece of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s endless “fixation of pressing charges”, fed by his great ambition, hatred and baseless claims against his brother? Why would someone accept to be branded with the cold label of “violation of journalism principles”?

Being a reporter for many years, Ercan Öztürk would prefer to make one sided news through the eyes and mindset of Mehmet Tatlıcı, who broke the record of making false criminal complaints, creating a discourse against the innocent people? But, he would never care to mention all these cases ended in favor of Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı, proving them to be honest people over and over again.

What are the factors motivating him to make such news?

We will look for answers, but for now, we have questions:

WHY THE SAME REPORTERS AND UNIFORM NEWS?

Ercan Öztürk was noticed and warned by the Press Council, an institution of his own profession, journalism, as well as İstanbul 24th Civil Court of First Instance, which ordered him to pay spiritual damages as compensation in addition to a legal warning, reprimand from the court. And this information is not “firsts”.

This question should be replied, then:

Just like the news of Ercan Öztürk (which caused him a warning from Press Council; legal compensations for spiritual damages and a reprimand from court), the reporters we mentioned earlier along with their newspapers have also made similar news, supporting the baseless claims of Mehmet Tatlıcı against his brother from the same father and his deceased fathers second wife of 43 years. Could it be just a mere coincidence that such news with the same content and timing (right before and after the trials) have been published and distributed more than 10 times?

Despite working at rival newspapers, these 4 reporters use identical discourse, photos and content when it comes to defaming Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı and discrediting them. (For more info:  “Hep Aynı ‘Ekip’, Hep Aynı ‘Senaryo” news) (Same group, same scenario)

With what and how can we explain that these reporters and their piece of “news” are complementary of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s cases, which are based on claims beyond human heart, conscience and morals?

These reporters have made more than 10 news pieces, which were identical with each other, about the same subject on the same dates. The performance and consistency in the name of journalism they present here is really thought provoking (!)

The parallel process of these news and Mehmet Tatlıcı’s trials are consistently meeting at one perfect point and this is another significant matter to take into consideration.

As mentioned earlier, there is a crucial document presented to the court, regarding this matter.

A NOTIFICATION DOCUMENT PRESENTED TO COURT AND THE CLAIMS IT IS COMPOSED OF

During the process of probate suit, regarding the inheritance from the deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı, initiated by his son Mehmet Tatlıcı, who was not satisfied with an estimated worth of millions of dollars he inherited and went for more, an interesting document of notification presented to the court of probate, included very distinct information.

This document included sound recording of a confessor and there were significant claims about Mehmet Tatlıcı, born from the deceased businessman’s first marriage to his aunt’s daughter.

Regarding the claims in this document, on July 7, 2014, criminal complaints were made against Mehmet Tatlıcı for the criminal actions of “Attempt to Influence Fair Trial” (Criminal Law Article 288) and “Attempt to Influence the executive, expert or witness” (Criminal Law Article 277) to the Chief Public Prosecutor of Istanbul.

This notification document, according to the confessor’s statement, included proof regarding Mehmet Tatlıcı paying a reporter named Erhan Öztürk to make news for him. The claims, which also took their legal place during the court proceedings, are as such:

In the sound recordings of the confessor:

There is a hotel named the City Hotel. I always wait across the road. He calls the reporter and 15.000 Turkish Liras is given in an envelope. The victim role that Mr. Ali has written and scripted is set to be enacted. And that person is Erhan Öztürk. A chubby man with a big head. We were at the same place, colored eyes And he also had an assistant. Well, 15.000 TL would be paid and then Mehmet Tatlıcı becomes a victim in the public eye through the news…”

The person who presented this notification, refers to Erhan Öztürk that is paid 15.000 TL, who happens to be the brother of reporter Ercan Öztürk. Did you remember him? The guy who was sentenced to pay 5000 Turkish liras to Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı as spiritual damage compensation under the ruling of court?

We do not aim to blame anyone here, but just give reference to a claim, which has been processed legally during the court and we continue to search for answers.

BASELESS ACCUSATIONS OF MEHMET TATLICI BECAME NEWS, BUT THERE WERE NO NEWS ABOUT THE FACT THAT MEHMET TATLICIS ACCUSATIONS WERE FALSIFIED AND REJECTED BY COURTS

Mehmet Tatlıcı is proving himself to be record-breaker when it comes to fake and false criminal complaints. All these have been rejected and dropped on lack of legal grounds causes; however this side of the story never made it to the news. We wonder, do none of these reporters find the court decisions worthy of publishing?

WHAT MAKES MEHMET TATLICI SO WORTHY AND RESPECTABLE FOR THESE REPORTERS?

Have Erhan and Ercan Öztürk brothers, and Dinçer Gökçe and Zülfikar Ali Aydın, who make synchronized news with them, made news about the fact that Mehmet Tatlıcı could not once succeed to condemn his brother from the same father to some kind of punishment and all of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s baseless and lawless claims were rejected or dropped due to lack of legal grounds?

We could not find such counter news, we hope they find and show us…

Then these questions pop in the minds of people:

You create a discourse and make news that aim to make innocent people look guilty in the public eye, right before and after your baseless and lawless cases; why dont you make news about the fact that Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı are acquitted since they are proved to be innocent despite your ridiculous claims, aiming to prison them?

Why dont you make news about the fact that 13 cases and criminal complaints of Mehmet Tatlıcı were all rejected or dropped due to lack of legal grounds? Why do you prefer the news that make Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı look bad and villain on purpose, but forget to make news about legal facts and events?

How does this comply with the basic principles of journalism, known to be honesty and objectivity? How can you explain this in the name of ethics of journalism?

WHAT DO THE PRINCIPLES AND ETHICS OF JOURNALISM REQUIRE?

We are not to teach anyone a lesson about journalism here. There are many reporters who make honest and objective news; we would like to emphasize our respect for such people one more time. However, we should also keep the following facts in mind, regarding journalism:

Core of journalism is about the revealing of truth and first responsibility of journalism is real news.

News that reporters and journalists prepare should be comprehensive and balanced. These people are expected to be fair in their news as well as showing respect to the people they take as subjects of their news.

The news these reporters prepared, about the baseless cases and criminal complaints Mehmet Tatlıcı has, unfortunately, do not match with the core principles of journalism. At least, we could not see a resemblance until now, and hope to see the connection in the near future…

Thus, while Mehmet Tatlıcı was very “persistent” with such news, advertising his defamation campaign against his brother from the same father, while such news were on the papers each and every time another lawless trial would be held because of Mehmet Tatlıcı’s endless ambitions and lack of familial sincerity… After such cases would be dismissed or dropped on lack of legal grounds’ cause or his criminal complaints would be rejected… Then, there is a completely different story where Mehmet Tatlıcı and his team of “reporters” would be buried in silence. The well known three monkeys: “I do not see, I do not hear, I do not know…” These reporters mentioned above, have acted “in the name of journalism” just like we have described here…

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUE AT THIS POINT WITH OUR READERS AND THE PUBLIC EYE:

The mourning family of deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı is working to enact his memory and make this great man unforgettable. On the other side, there is Mehmet Tatlıcı, who carries the burden of a meaningless and baseless grudge and hatred, making criminal complaints without legal or real basis and the number of these have reached 13. The complaints compel the mind and moral of a man, aiming to defame innocent people; and thus, they have all been rejected, turned down by our judges and prosecutors or have been nonsuited.

So, despite the great willingness of Mehmet Tatlıcı, and despite he tried every possible way, the brother from the same father and his deceased father’s second wife were not sent to prison. Nevertheless, this man keeps up with false criminal complaints and baseless, groundless endeavors against his “family”, enhancing his record of “making false claims” with firm ambition and determination.

While he is doing all these things, he might have created support mechanisms from the media, to give him a hand during his meaningless battle; and the events and facts we have shared here with our readers, do continue to prove our theories true. However, we are here, too. And hacking our Internet site or making false news is not going to stop that from happening. We will keep declaring and opening up all the dirt and injustice against the deceased Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s memory and his mourning family, left behind.

TATLICI FACTS NEWS SITE IS GOING TO KEEP ON TELLING THE TRUTH

Tatlıcı Facts news site is a platform established with the aim of sharing all true news with public eye, regarding the defamation and belittling campaign against the deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s remaining family, who are Uğur and Nurten Tatlıcı. These people are solely aiming to keep the deceased’s memory alive and well respected while still mourning for him.

Mehmet Tatlıcı has become known to masses through these ridiculous claims he makes and some media workers (who have been branded with “violating the journalism principals” etiquette by Press council and Turkish Courts as well legally and literally) supporting him, will all be facing us during this baseless and lawless process of defamation.

Why break the habit of a lifetime? Proving this saying to be true, Mehmet Tatlıcı, being the Pioneer, there are many who want to stop us. But they do not succeed…

Because, the truth has a tendency to be revealed all the time, just like the sun

Tatlıcı Facts will continue to reply and face all these attacks with true news and facts written on the principals and ethics of journalism, based on documented legal evidence as always…

No one shall doubt that…

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