Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that he would be pleased if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sues him for his remarks comparing Erdoğan to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Last week, a meeting between Hannes Swoboda, president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, and Kılıçdaroğlu was canceled after the Socialist politician rejected Kılıçdaroğlu's claim that Erdoğan's authoritarian tendencies are comparable to those of Assad.
Erdoğan later announced that he would sue Kılıçdaroğlu for likening him to Assad.
Commenting on Erdoğan's remarks, Kılıçdaroğlu said: “I would be pleased. Then, I will ask the court to determine who gave the strike order in the Uludere incident. Light will be shed on dark incidents.”
The Uludere incident refers to the killing of 34 civilians near Uludere, Şırnak, in December 2011 in a military airstrike after they were mistaken for Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). No light has been shed on this incident so far and no state or military official has been held accountable for the tragedy.
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