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A Court In Turkey Ordered The Leader Of An Opposition Party To Pay Erdogan $52 Thousand

A Court In Turkey Ordered The Leader Of An Opposition Party To Pay Erdogan $52 Thousand

A court in Turkey ordered the leader of the main opposition Republican people's party (CHP) of Turkey, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, to pay 359 thousand Turkish Lira ($52 thousand) to President Tayyip Erdogan and his relatives, whom the CHP Chairman accused earlier of financial fraud, according to NTV.

The court recognized that the documents provided to Kilicdaroglu are authentic, but also confirmed that the money transfer was made legally. For this reason, this cannot be considered tax avoidance.

In November 2017, during his speech in Parliament, Kilicdaroglu showed some documents confirming that Erdogan and members of his family transferred significant amounts of money to companies on the British Isle of man - one of the main offshore centers in Europe. Erdogan and his lawyers called the documents a forgery, and the statements of the head of the NPR insinuations, and filed a lawsuit. The President demanded to recover 1.5 million Turkish liras (more than $300 thousand) from Kilicdaroglu for moral damages.