Turkish opposition leader ordered to pay Erdogan 52 thousand dollars

A Turkish court ordered the leader of the main opposition Republican people's party of Turkey (CHP) Kemal kılıçdaroğlu to pay 359 thousand Turkish liras (about 52 thousand dollars) to the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan and his relatives, which the opposition previously accused of financial fraud in the offshore, transmits television channel NTV.

In November 2017, kılıçdaroğlu stated that it has documents showing that the relatives of Erdogan was transferred to 2011-2012 millions of dollars in an offshore company in the Isle of man.

The court ruled that the charges against the leader of the opposition documents are genuine, but the transfer of money was a significant legal and is not tax evasion.

Headed by Erdogan's Party of justice and development was previously blocked proceedings in Parliament in connection with publications about the involvement of the sons of the then Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim to the offshore companies. Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the decision of the parliamentarians and called on Erdogan to disclose details about their own condition, as, according to him, children, relatives and associates of the Turkish leader has invested several million dollars in an offshore company.

Erdogan said he will resign if kılıçdaroğlu prove the charges against him, and the lawyers of the head of state appealed to the court against the opposition, demanding that he pay compensation in the amount of 380 thousand dollars for causing erdoğan for non-pecuniary damage statement.