Doğan Holding to open lawsuit against union head for ‘baseless’ claims
ISTANBULDoğan Holding Deputy President of Corporate Communications Ahter Kutadgu has said the group will open a lawsuit against Petrol-İş President Ali Ufuk Yaşar for his “baseless” accusations over Petrol Ofisi’s acquisition process.
Yaşar has claimed the privatization process of Petrol Ofisi was not transparent.
“Dozens of investigations have showed that there was not anything illegal or against the public interests in the privatization process of Petrol Ofisi, which was one of the most transparent privatizations of the country,” said Kutadgu, adding that some circles have recently began mudslinging Doğan Holding.
“How do these people forget that İş Bank and Doğan consortium won a cut-throat competition with some of Turkey’s largest companies in a tender, which was aired live on TVs, at the beginning of 2000s? Why do these people try to make false speculations about a tender, which was approved by all authorities and passed all judicial controls, so many years later? How do some media outlets give space to several irresponsible and inaccurate remarks of a union person? This adds another black mark to Turkey’s media,” he said.
Kutadgu said Yaşar did not even know that Doğan did not bid in the first tender in 1998, which was later canceled.
“We are opening a lawsuit against him for his baseless and false defamations,” he added.