Turkey: Actor allegedly persecuted by newspaper
“My life is not secure, I have applied for protection through my lawyers,” said the Turkish actor Memet Ali Alabora who directed and acted himself in a theatre piece entitled ‘Mi Minör’ to support the protestors around Gezi in Istanbul.
Yeni Şafak newspaper made an extensive coverage on Mi Minör, saying that it was the “rehearsal of a civil coup attempt”.
“I owe an acknowledgment to Yeni Şafak newspaper for taking theaters this seriously. It is no longer possible to create a societal response through theaters,” Memet Ali Alabora said, according to BIA News Desk.
Memet Ali Alabora was reported to have filed a lawsuit against the newspaper, saying that their coverage on Gezi Resistance protests violated his personality rights.
BIA News Desk – 25 July 2013:
Alabora Sues Yeni Şafak Newspaper For 1 TL
Actor Memet Ali Alabora filed a lawsuit against Yeni Şafak newspaper for 1 TL, saying that their coverage on Gezi Resistance protests violated his personality rights.