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Erdogan wins lawsuit against opposition leader 

Turkish president and his relatives to be paid 197,000 Turkish liras ($44,000) in damages 

Erdogan wins lawsuit against opposition leader 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu on Thursday lost a lawsuit against the Turkish president, a judicial source said.

Kilicdaroglu will have to pay 197,000 Turkish lira ($44,000) in damages to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his relatives, including his son Ahmet Burak Erdogan, according to a ruling by the 5th Civil Court of First Instance in Istanbul.

Erdogan and his relatives had filed a lawsuit for 1.5 million Turkish liras ($382,000) in damages against the main opposition leader in December 2017. 

The claim is related to allegations by Kilicdaroglu that members of Erdogan’s family were involved in off-shore transactions worth $15 million. 

Last Mod: 08 Haziran 2018, 11:37
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