Turkey’s Erdoğan sues main opposition leader for TL 1,5 million in damages

Turkey's autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and main opposition CHP's leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

Turkish autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday filed a lawsuit against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for TL 1,5 million in non-pecuniary damages for insulting himself and his family, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Ahmet Özel, a lawyer for Erdoğan, said that Kılıçdaroğlu said in a speech in İstanbul on Nov. 21: “Dear Erdoğan, do you know that your children, your brother-in-law, the father-in-law of your [son], your brother and your former principal clerk have sent millions of dollars to a tax haven?”

“Dear Erdoğan, you speak well, influence people, play with all of their values, politicize all their values, trying by all means to stay in power. I am asking a simple question to you [Erdoğan]. Have your children sent a million dollars abroad?” Kılıçdaroğlu added.

According to the report, Erdoğan has demanded TL 500,000 in damages for himself and TL 1 million for his children and relatives. (turkishminute.com)

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