Deniz Akkaya, who was investigated for insulting Haluk Levent, the founder of the AHBAP Association, by making allegations regarding the donations collected during the earthquake on 6 February, testified as a “suspect”. Making a press statement after his statement, Akkaya said, “Many people said heavier things. But there is no problem, I did what was necessary as a citizen, do not hand over money to this man.”
As part of the investigation launched upon Haluk Levent’s complaint, Deniz Akkaya arrived at the Istanbul Palace of Justice in Çağlayan today. Akkaya, who testified as a suspect in the Press Crimes Investigation Bureau, did not accept the accusations.
“I VOICED CLAIMS ON SOCIAL MEDIA”
Akkaya said, “After the earthquake disaster that took place on February 6, millions of our citizens have donated billions of lira to various institutions and organizations to support the earthquake victims. At the beginning of the organizations that have been helped is the AHBAP Association, of which the complainant is the founder and chairman of the board. Only this association donates billions of liras. After the donations were collected, very serious allegations were made on social media and various news sources about how this association used the collected donations, whether it protected the donations made to it, and whether it was used in accordance with its purpose,” he said. Stating that many lawsuits have been filed against Haluk Levent for alleged fraud and forgery in the past, Akkaya said, “The complainant bought a tent from the Red Crescent with the money collected to help the earthquake victims and injured the conscience of the society. I expressed the allegations on social media in general. It was to inform the public about the allegations that Levent did not properly evaluate the billions of lira collected and did not take care of the people’s money,” he said. Stating that he was accused of “insult”, “threat”, “incitement to hatred and enmity”, “spreading misleading information” and “slander”, Akkaya stated that his social media accounts belonged to him and said, “I did not commit these crimes. Some of these posts are bad. They tried to create a perception by cutting with intention and distorting the meaning of my posts.
Making a press statement in the square in front of the courthouse after he made a press statement, Akkaya stated that he was devoted to those who politicized the issue and said, “I would like to state that this issue has nothing to do with any political issue. Both those who oppose me and those who are with me made very interesting news about this issue. Everyone knows the subject. Everyone in the art world is talking about it. Businessmen are talking about it, it has already spread from mouth to mouth in Cyprus casinos. I have no regrets. But in our country, it is in the concept of ‘Man is a slave, may the snake that does not touch me live for a thousand years’. No one else would have said that but me.” said. Expressing that the fraud did not have a political identity, Akkaya claimed that he was a very popular player among the victims who lost 125 thousand dollars and that he was charged when he wrote it. Akkaya said, “Many people said more serious things. But there is no problem, I did what was necessary as a citizen, do not hand over money to this man.” Akkaya’s lawyer, Merve Uçanok, also stated that they had testified that the legal elements of the charges were not formed and that her client had suffered grievances regarding this issue. and that they will submit relevant documents.