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Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation yesterday (November 30) into the money transfer receipts of President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's family members in Isle of Man revealed by Republican People's Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu accusing the family members of tax evasion in Turkey.
The Prosecutor's Office has also demanded that all the documents in question, be handed over to Public Chief Prosecutor's Office.
On November 28, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had shared the swift codes and transfer receipts of 13 million 750 thousand dollars sent by President Erdoğan's brother, son, brother-in-law, executive assistant to Isle of Man with public. On the next day, the party requested to establish a parliamentary commission to investigate the claims of tax evasion by Erdoğan's family members.
President Eroğan in a speech on November 29, had urged Kılıçdaroğlu to deliver the documents to the Prosecutor's Office and said "If you say that you possess all the documents, stop waving them at the stand. Share them with our people, go to the Prosecutor's Office and hand them over".
Erdoğan also denied that Mustafa Gündoğan who was also mentioned in the documents, was his executive assistant as claimed by Kılıçdaroğlu.
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".
Erdoğan also denied that Mustafa Gündoğan, who was also mentioned in the documents, was his executive assistant as claimed by Kılıçdaroğlu.
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