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Defendants: Orhan Erinç, Pelin Ünker

Media Outlet and Position: Cumhuriyet – Executive, editor

Accusations: Attack on personal rights; Defamation

Possible sentence: –

Court: Anadolu 24. Civil Court, İstanbul

Case Background: 

Orhan Erinç, the chair of the Cumhuriyet Foundation, and the newspaper’s Economics Correspondent and Finance Editor Pelin Ünker are accused of “attacking personal rights” due to the “Paradise Papers” articles that took as their subject Turkey’s Energy Minister and President Erdoğan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak, his brother Serhat Albayrak and businessman Ahmet Çalık over their off-shore accounts in Malta.

The latest hearing scheduled for June 21 was adjourned to July 17, 2018 due to the ill health of the judge.