Prosecutor drafts summary of proceedings against CHP leader
AA PhotoThe Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Turkey’s Thracian province of Tekirdağ has drafted a summary of proceedings against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, on charges of “insulting” the prime minister.
The summary of proceedings has been sent to the Parliament Speaker’s Office, Anadolu Agency reported on May 13. Speaking during a rally in Tekirdağ on March 4, in the run-up to local elections held on March 30, Kılıçdaroğlu labeled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a “prime thief, burglar, liar, fraud and dictator,” the summary of proceedings noted.
The chief prosecutor stated that Kılıçdaroğlu had publicly committed the offense of “insulting a public official,” which is covered in Article 125 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), and added that his parliamentary immunity should be lifted accordingly.