x

Politics

Erdogan Files Lawsuit against Greek Newspaper “Dimokratia”

November 10, 2021

ANKARA – President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a lawsuit against Greek daily newspaper ‘Dimokratia’ at a prosecutor’s office in Ankara, it was reported on Wednesday.

The lawsuit specifically targets the newspaper’s director, two chief editors, and a journalist, Dimokratia noted in an announcement.

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prosecuting the newspaper ‘Democracy’ [Dimokratia] and wants to sentence four of its staff to imprisonment in Turkey, which can reach up to five years. This is the first time that a foreign head of state has turned against a Greek newspaper, and for political reasons, as is clear from the text of the lawsuit sent by the Ankara prosecutor’s office,” added Dimokratia.

The reason behind this legal action “is Dimokratia’s September 18, 2020 front page title ‘Siktir Git’, which expressed the indignation of the majority of Greeks for a series of insulting reports both by Erdogan himself and by his ministers or advisers, during the period of illegal sea surveys carried out by the Oruc Reis vessel,” Dimokratia pointed out.

“Most importantly,” Dimokratia continued, the official legal text submitted to Greek authorities is full of provocations. The Aegean Sea is referred to as the ‘sea of islands’, and the Turkish side accuses the paper’s journalists of creating obstacles to Mr. Erdogan’s aspirations in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean,” underlined the newspaper.

“Dimokratia refuses to participate in the relevant legal proceedings based on Erdogan’s parody lawsuit, and considers it an honor that the Turkish leadership characterizes our newspaper as an obstacle to its expansionist and dangerous plans,” Dimokratia concluded.

RELATED

KARDITSA, Greece - Months after investigations were started into the issuance of false COVID-19 documents, an administrative employee and a nurse at a health center in Greece's northern city of Karditsa were fired, the Health Ministry said.

Top Stories

Church

BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.

Church

NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.

Events

STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.

Video

SNF’s Health Initiative Will Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

ATHENS - When we think about childhood injuries, we usually think of scratches, a few stitches, maybe even a broken bone.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.