President Erdoğan again sues Kılıçdaroğlu over ‘insult’
Murat Hazinedar and two Beşiktaş municipal council members, Avni Sipahi and Çetin Kırışgil, were dismissed from their duties on Jan. 4 by the Interior Ministry.
The president’s lawyer, Hüseyin Aydın, filed a letter of complaint against Kılıçdaroğlu on Jan. 8, saying the CHP leader voiced arguments “used by the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)” by referring to the alleged phone conversation recordings.
The latest complaint came after the CHP leader on Jan. 5 blasted Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) over the Interior Ministry’s order to dismiss Hazinedar.
On Dec. 8, 2017, Battal İlgezdi, the mayor of Istanbul’s Ataşehir district, was also dismissed by the Interior Ministry over corruption allegations.