Ercan Gunduz (Lawyer) — Unethical Behaviour - Payment not received
I want to make a complaint against Ercan Gunduz Attorney and Ozyurtlar Insaat Developer to recover €35, 500 for court compensation. I have transferred over €15, 000 for the property before the court case.
Re: Complaint Against Ercan Gunduz Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
Turkish Law Centre
Caddebostan Mahallesi, Sarigul Sokak,
No: 18/9, Kadikoy, 34417, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Bar Association registration number: 40992
Turkish Bar Association registration number:32324
Tax Registration: Goztepe V.D. [protected]
I purchased an apartment from Ozyurtlar Insaat back in 2011 named Nmerkez Outlet (University Studio and Apartments) in the Esenyurt district of European Side of Istanbul.
I subsequently filed a lawsuit before the court via my lawyer to reclaim loss of earning and compensation for Ozyurtlar Insaat not completing the project as planned. The case was in Istanbul Consumer's Rights Court with docket number 2013 / 2024 as incident by my lawyer. The court ruled in my favour in June 2015 and ever since I have been waiting for the refund of the sale amount into my bank account in Ireland. The relationship later broke down between myself and my lawyer Mr Ercan Gunduz when I demanded a copy of court proceeding and copy of the TT copy confirming money transfer was sent to me. I now suspect he is trying to embezzle the money that was supposed to be refunded into my bank account, I was told 3 times already that payment was lodged into my bank in Ireland but later found out that he lied about sending me payment in which he later confirmed it to me. I've attached tread of email correspondence and communication with this complaint letter for your attention.
I travelled to Istanbul on the 18th January 2013 to meet Mr Ercan and to also open a bank account in which rental income will be deposited once the project was completed. I met with him at my rental accommodation within the city centre of Istanbul and he brought me and my friends to see the project progress in Esenyurt district. I have evidential records of all payments sent to Mr. Ercan's account towards the project which was meant to be deposited into Ozyurtlar Insaat account. Everything went fine and then around October 2012, I was informed by Mr Ercan that there was delay with the Project and it was stopped by the Greater Metropolitan Municipality, due to the local municipality's construction license.
A payment order for EUR 35.500, 00 was sanctioned by the court which was to be paid to me within 30days as stated . I've tried contacting him to no avail and very sure he is doing this to other clients which needs to stop. I just believe it is a disgrace to the legal professionals in turkey and a bad image for turkey in general. I wish for Ercan Gunduz to be removed from the Bar association of turkey and for him to refund my hard earned money to me as my legal obligation. I chose to invest in turkey due to Turkey commitment and passion for foreign investor but this incident has given a very bad image of Turkey.
I travelled to turkey to look at the project and I met Ercan but never imagine he would do this to his country, himself and to the Bar Association in general. Based on this matter I think this Fraud lawyer should be exposed to the world and printed in every media network, so others wishing to invest in turkey can avoid his company, as it will be shame to lose people's hard earned money to someone like Ercan Gunduz. I would love the Police force to help me recover my earnings from the bogey lawyer and put him to justice. I gave him my trust and he misleads me using his legal skills, I rang almost every day from Ireland to Turkey and he would ignore my calls and text messages. The money I used for the investment was borrow so right now I'm a little suicidal but trying to stay strong. I'm struggling with repayment plus the stress of losing more money to this lawyer is emotionally disturbing and sad while is loving life using my funds.
I passionately want this lawyer brought to justice and for my money to be refunded.