Last minute: brother and tenants of footballer Veysel Sarı became police stations

In Beyoğlu, the dispute between the tenant and the owner, who was asked to be evicted from the building intended to be built as an aparthotel, ended at the police station. İlkem Onur Cengiz, who is a tenant of the building owned by footballer Veysel Sarı’s father, claimed he was assaulted by the footballer’s brother when he responded negatively to the landlord who asked him to leave his apartment by the end of the year. Şaban Sarı, accused by the tenant, claimed that the real attacker was Cengiz and that he had to defend himself. Sarı claimed that İlkem Onur Cengiz did not want to move because he earned a large income by renting the apartment to foreigners. Cengiz and Sarı, who received an assault report after the fight, went to the police station and complained about each other.

The incident happened in Tophane Hacımimi district around 6 p.m. the day before. According to the information received, Mehmet Sarı, the father of footballer Veysel Sarı, who played for Antalyaspor, one of the Super League teams, wanted to transform the 5-storey building he owned into an aparthotel. Informing his tenants of this decision, Sarı asked them to vacate their apartments by the end of the year. While 4 tenants in the building accepted the offer, İlkem Onur Cengiz, who lives on the 5th floor, said he did not want to move. Saban Sarı, the owner’s youngest son, stepped in and told his tenant that if they moved, they would cover the expenses themselves. Cengiz said he would not back down from his decision and would vacate the apartment when the legal deadline expired. Cengiz claimed that he was attacked and beaten outside his apartment by Şaban Sarı and a friend, with whom he had been arguing for a while due to the disagreement over this issue.


Industrial engineer İlkem Onur Cengiz (33) said he had been a tenant in the building for 5 years and said, “I have been living in the building I have been living in since 2018. A year ago, I lived in one floor. As you know, rents in Beyoğlu have increased excessively in the past 6 months. and therefore the rents paid by former tenants like me were very low compared to the current schedule. Many landlords have started evicting their tenants for various reasons At the beginning of the year my landlord also told me that when I wanted to talk about rent again at the end of the year, he wanted me to vacate this house at the end of He said that even if I had said that we could reassess the rent under these conditions, that I was aware of the increase in inflation, and that I would not object to what ‘he raises the rent for this reason, he said that this apartment belonged to him and that he wanted to turn in a a apart-hotel and that he wanted me out.”

Stating that his youngest son Şaban Sarı intervened after the conversation with the owner, Cengiz said: “Şaban Bey, after rejecting their offer, he started harassing me on the phone. He is a child of Tophane, they do not won’t let it crash into his own property, they’ll get him out of there somehow.

İlkem Onur Cengiz claimed that on the Sunday night the incident happened, he was sitting at home with a friend when he came out after hearing noises coming from the roof, as he saw Şaban Sarı and the one of his friends come down from the terrace, and that he was attacked after the argument that took place. Cengiz said:

I said, “Is there a problem, Mr. Saban?” He said he had come to visit the building. house and beat me outside the door. Thank god my friend was inside, my friend screamed. My mouth and nose exploded at that moment. I have five or six nose fractures. My right ear exploded. They left me, they went to the hospital after the incident and got an assault report. Then I filed a complaint. I was unable to file a criminal complaint with the prosecutor’s office because of the vacation. I went to the prosecutor’s office in the morning, but the guard didn’t do anything. But I plan to go back there first after the holidays.


Şaban Sarı, who allegedly attacked his tenants, argued that he was the real attacker. Stating that he asked the court last Thursday to evict the tenant, Sarı claimed that İlkem Onur Cengiz rented the apartment to foreign tourists through an application on the Internet. Yellow, I heard from neighbors in the building that you rented the apartment to strangers. We talked on the phone; ‘Brother, French, Italians and foreigners come here and reside in their house. I don’t have a sublease with you. I only have a lease on you. If he rents the place and gives me three liras, he earns three hundred liras. Now I am a legal follower of that,” he said.

Stating that they came to the building on the day of the incident for check-up, Sarı said, “It developed spontaneously, I looked at my roof, I sat on my roof for 5 to 10 minutes. I definitely didn’t go there because of the tenant. So I didn’t bother him at all. After he got off the roof, he opened the door and said, “Wait a second.” After that, he said, “That’s my private property.” He said, “I won’t see you here no more.” He attacked me, there was a quarrel there.

Saying that he also received an assault report, Şaban Sarı said:

“I also reported the necessary complaints to the police station. At the moment, we are complaining to each other. He is talking about the legal proceedings, about his eviction from the house. Of course, the lawyers know them better. We have already filed a complaint .trial about the deportation a day or two before this incident happened.This deportation process will continue.We have not done anything outside of this law.It also mentions the names of people in my own family. Family members have nothing to do with it It’s about me He became the complainant together He received an assault report I became the complainant I submitted my assault report ‘assault.

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