The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Dec. 6 launched another investigation into main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu over allegedly “insulting the president.”
Earlier in the day, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had filed a criminal complaint against the CHP leader for his remarks.
On Dec. 5, Kılıçdaroğlu accused Erdoğan of “covering up” the initial investigation into Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab and his relations with former Justice and Development Party (AKP) ministers and politicians.
“Who has provided such sensitive information to Zarrab? All of it was provided by your ministers and by your government. Your government has betrayed the Republic of Turkey. It has given all state secrets to Zarrab in exchange for money,” he had said.
Kılıçdaroğlu also claimed that in April 2013 the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) provided then-Prime Minister Erdoğan with a note detailing the criminal activities of Zarrab and his alleged relations with AKP officials.