Erdoğan wins lawsuit against CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey's main opposition leader has been ordered to pay 95,000 Turkish liras ($19,500) in damages for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The 6th Civil Court of First Instance in the capital Ankara, in three back-to-back hearings on July 13, ordered Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to make the payment for immaterial damages.
Kılıçdaroğlu was charged with attacking Erdoğan's personal rights.
In June, Kılıçdaroğlu also lost two other lawsuits in cases related to the Turkish president and was ordered to pay 339,000 Turkish liras ($70,000) in damages to Erdoğan and his relatives.
One of Kılıçdaroğlu's mentioned remarks were about alleged money transfers from Isle of Man. In another speech in parliament on Feb 6, Kılıçdaroğlu had described Erdoğan as a "dictator."