The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has delivered the documents concerning the claim about President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s family members and acquaintances’ money transfer abroad to Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
CHP Spokesperson Bülent Tezcan in its statement said, “Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into President Erdoğan and his acquaintances over the ‘Isle of Man documents’ revealed by CHP Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on charge of ‘opposing to tax procedural law’”.
On November 28, at CHP group meeting, Kılıçdaroğlu had shared the swift codes and transfer receipts of 13 million 750 thousand dollars sent by Erdoğan's brother, son, brother-in-law, principal clerk to Isle of Man with public on November 28.
State-run TRT cut the live broadcast as Kılıçdaroğlu started to bring documents into the open.
In the wake of CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu revealing the documents concerning Erdoğan's family members transferring 15 million dollars to the Isle of Man, initial reactions came from AKP group deputy chairs Bostancı and Turan.
Speaking to Sputnik News, AKP Group Deputy Chair Naci Bostancı said "He is shaking some documents, we don't know what they are". Another AKP Group Deputy Chair Bülent Turan interviewing to A Haber (A News) said that Kılıçdaroğlu presented an official transaction as a document and urged him to resign.
Vice Prime Minister and Spokesperson for Government Bekir Bozdağ said "Everything Kılıçdaroğlu said about our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his family and acquaintances is a lie, slander" and "neither our Mr. President nor his family has any money abroad".
President Eroğan also commenting on the documents said "If you say that you possess all the documents, stop waving them at the stand. Share it with our people, go to the Prosecutor's Office and hand them over".
Earlier today (November 30), Erdoğan summoned all AKP MPs to AKP Headquarters for a meeting that was expected to start at 11 a.m. It aroused interest that Erdoğan summoned the MPs after Rıza Sarraf started his confessions in the case in which former Halkbank Deputy General Director Mehmet Hakan Atilla has been tried in the United States.ü
Speaking after the meeting, AKP Spokesperson Ünal said:
"There are some allegations brought to agenda by main opposition party leader. There are also some documents he waved in the group meeting over these allegations.[...] Even his party members don't know what they are. They are not even shared with neither the press nor jurisdiction"
CHP Spokesperson Bülent Tezcan shared the swift messages and authentic bank receipts of the money transfer in a press conference held on December 1, Friday. Tezcan gave photocopies of all the documents to the press members.
Speaking the after press conference, AKP Spokesperson Mahir Ünal said, “Unless we see the authentic papers, those documents are null and void. The ones that were delivered are photocopies. Are we going to discuss agenda over photocopies?”
On the same day, Erdoğan and his acquaintances sued the CHP leader for spiritual damages of 1 million 500 thousand TL (320,000 Euros). (EKN/TK)
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