Opposition CHP head faces probe for 'insulting president'

Turkey's main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Anadolu Agency

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into the main opposition party leader for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

Prosecutors in the capital Ankara launched the probe over remarks this Tuesday by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, head of the Republican People's Party (CHP), during a speech at a women's rights event, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Huseyin Aydin, Erdoğan’s lawyer, has also filed a lawsuit against Kılıçdaroğlu accusing him “insulting the president” in the speech.


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