Her brother made a statement saying that they would never withhold her share of the estate.
Zeynep Erbakan, who filed a case with the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office on March 6, claimed that her sister and her brother, Elif and Fatih Erbakan, as well as some other people who her father trusted with his estate, have not given her the correct information regarding the value of the assets of their father, reported the Vatan daily.
She also claimed that those people were holding some of Necmettin Erbakan’s assets from her. She is legally entitled to one-third of her father’s estate since she is one of three siblings. She has demanded that the court reveal of all the property holdings of her father.
Following Zeynep Erbakan’s claims, her brother Fatih Erbakan recently released a statement saying that the properties registered under the name of Necmettin Erbakan have been sequestered as a result of “unjust rulings” from the Feb. 28 process.
With the Feb. 28, 1997 coup d’état, Erbakan’s ruling Welfare Party (RP) was banned by the courts and Erbakan was temporarily barred from participating in politics. Erbakan, leader of the Milli Görüş (National View) political movement, was re-elected as head of the Felicity Party (SP) after some troubles within the party in 2010.
“After our late father was involved in politics, he was not involved in any commercial activities. He could have been a big industrialist but he was an idealist politician. Such debates would hurt him even in his grave. Stories in the media about the family’s inheritance never reflect the truth. It is officially recorded how much and how many assets Necmettin Erbakan had. It is legally clear that Zeynep Erbakan is entitled to have one-third of those assets. However, because of the sequestration of those assets, none of his descendants have received their share. Those news stories about our father’s assets are not well-intentioned but aim to prevent public sympathy and love for Erbakan,” the statement said, as reported in the Vatan daily.