Turkish newspaper must allegations against ex-councillor of Rotterdam, correct

The Turkish newspaper Sabah should remarks about former Rotterdam city councillor Turan Yazir rectify. The (internet)newspaper accused him of being a member of the Gülen movement and claimed that he would be involved in the scams and the passing of names of Turks to the Dutch police.

If Sabah does not lead to a rectification, a fine of 25,000 euros to pay, the court ruled in Rotterdam.

The court is of the opinion that Sabah by the accusation about the scams and the passing on of names has acted improperly. The article was, according to the court, at some points “too sharp formulated” and condemned the substantiation of the allegations of Yazir.

The former council member received multiple threats. The court ruled that the German newspaper here, are not held responsible for can be because the posted article is not a ‘ call to action.

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