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Turkey’s Erdogan sues main opposition leader for TL 150,000 in non-pecuniary damages

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday filed a lawsuit against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu for TL 150,000 ($40,500) in non-pecuniary damages for violating his personal rights, the Turkish Minute reports citing T24.

According to the report, a speech delivered by the CHP leader in front of the Besiktas municipal building on Jan. 5 was cited as evidence in the petition.

On Jan. 8, Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against Kilicdaroglu for the same speech. In the petition submitted to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office by Huseyin Aydın, a lawyer representing Erdogan, Kilicdaroglu is accused of violating the 299th article of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK). The complaint includes passages from the CHP leader’s speech of front of the Besiktas municipal building on Jan. 5. 

Erdogan on Dec. 29, filed a lawsuit against Kilicdaroglu for TL 250,000 in non-pecuniary damages for violating his personal rights.

In the lawsuit submitted by Erdogan’s lawyer, Aydın, Kilicdaroglu is accused of using insulting expressions that violate the personal rights of the Turkish president during speeches on Dec. 22 and Dec. 24, 2017.

Erdogan and members of his family on Dec. 1 filed a lawsuit against Kilicdaroglu for TL 1.5 million ($380,000) in damages for creating hatred in society against the president and his family during a speech on Nov. 28.

Kilicdaroglu said during his party meeting in Parliament on Nov. 28 that Erdogan’s brother-in-law, brother, son and son’s father-in-law and his former executive assistant sent about $15 million to an offshore company called Bellway, Ltd., on the Isle of Man between December 2011 and January 2012.

On Nov. 24, Erdogan filed another lawsuit against Kilicdaroglu for TL 1.5 million in non-pecuniary damages due to a speech on Nov. 21.
 



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