The company Agrobay Seracılık, which belongs to the Bayburt Group, sued the journalist Çiğdem Toker claiming 1.5 million TL for damages for her article titled “Rusya’ya Domatesler de Bayburt’tan” (“Tomatoes sent to Russia from Bayburt”) published in Cumhuriyet newspaper.
The company claimed that Toker “publicly defamed the company” with her article. At the first hearing, the court requested information from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Stockbreeding about tomato trade with Russia.
The case was denied.
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