Çağrı Sarı, Sefer Selvi - “Paradise Papers Caricature” Trial

After Paradise Papers concerning the offshore investments of politicians and business people from all over the world were leaked, a cartoon was published in the Evrensel newspaper on July 7, 2017, about the offshore accounts of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and his sons.

On November 10, 2017, Binali Yıldırım and his son Erkam Yıldırım filed a lawsuit demanding compensation for immaterial damages against cartoonist Sefer Selvi who drew the said cartoon, Evrensel’s editor Çağrı Sarı (who was the newspaper’s managing editor on the date in question), and the company publishing the newspaper, Bülten Basın Yayın Reklamcılık Tic. LTD. ŞTİ.

The first hearing was held on July 19, 2018. At the second hearing, which took place on November 8, 2018, the court ruled that Sefer Selvi and the company Bülten Basın Yayın Reklamcılık pay TL 5,000 of compensation for immaterial damages to each of the complainants.

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