Investigation against Yeni Yaşam Newspaper editors

An investigation was launched against Yeni Yaşam Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ferhat Çelik and Responsible Editor-in-Chief Osman Akın due to the news about Sedat Peker's allegations against Serhat Albayrak.

An investigation has been launched against Yeni Yaşam Newspaper, which reported on the allegations made by state-linked gang leader Sedat Peker about Serhat Albayrak, the owner of Turkuvaz Media and brother of former Energy Minister Berat Albayrak.

Upon Albayrak's criminal complaint, an investigation was launched against the newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Mehmet Ferhat Çelik and Responsible Editor-in-Chief Osman Akın.

Akın gave a statement to the prosecutor's office at the Istanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan. He was asked about the news published in the newspaper titled "Disclosures from Sedat Peker", "Peker published bribery documents".

The news in question was evaluated as "insult" and "slander".

Akın said that the allegations were shared by Peker and that the newspaper reported them. Expressing that journalism is not a crime, Akın rejected the accusation.

His lawyer, Sercan Korkmaz, stated that the reporting was within the limits of freedom of press and expression.