Jan 08 2018

Erdoğan files another criminal complaint against opposition leader

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint against Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on the grounds that Kılıçdaroğlu insulted him during his speech in front of the Beşiktaş Municipality on Friday, news website Diken said.

Erdoğan’s lawyer Hüseyin Aydın delivered the criminal complaint petition, which stated that Kılıçdaroğlu had insulted Erdoğan by talking about what Aydın called a fake phone conversation produced by the Gülen movement (FETÖ) about Erdoğan, to the Ankara chief public prosecutor’s office.

“Kılıçdaroğlu's speech is lacking in all kinds of ethical and moral values, Aydın said. "Listening to the telephone conversations between a father and his son and then creating fake conversations by cutting words and voices and sharing it with the public will go down in the pages of history as a flagrant and immoral attempt by FETÖ.”

“It is a clear sign that the suspect, the leader of the main opposition party, is opposing our president without paying regard to any humanitarian and moral principles,” he said.

Former criminal complaints filed against Kılıçdaroğlu concerning allegations about the president and his family have also been included in the petition, Diken said.

“The suspect has made a habit out of doing politics through lies and slanders and has not changed his habit despite the judicial decisions on this issue,” Aydın said.