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President and Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has held his second meeting with the AKP MPs in groups.
In the meeting realized with the participation of 51 MPs from 19 provinces, Erdoğan touched upon the trial in which former Halkbank Deputy General Director Mehmet Hakan Atilla has been tried and Rıza Sarraf has been testifying in the United States (US), and Isle of Man documents made public by Republican People’s Party (CHP) Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Stating that Turkey has been going through painful and distressed times, Erdoğan said, “But these days will pass too. We will overcome these obstacles like we did in the past”.
Highlights from Erdoğan’s speech are as follows:
“Kılıçdaroğlu is becoming a party to the conspiracy”
“Turkey has been conspired and some heedless people become an instrument to this.
“Kılıçdaroğlu is becoming a party to this conspiracy with the fake [Isle of Man] document but he is not aware of it. This is an attack against Turkey. In fact, prosecutor of this incident’s affiliation with the FETÖ (Fethullahist Terrorist Organization) is known”.
“We didn’t evade the embargo, our banking system is solid”
“Iran is our neighbor. We purchase natural gas from them, we have trade relations. There is no embargo as the UN describes. So, we didn’t evade the embargo. We don’t have such a pledge to the US.
“The world doesn’t consist of US only. There are German, French and US companies selling products to Iran. Some plots are being staged against our economy but our banking system is solid. We will take new measures in case it is needed”.
“Kılıçdaroğlu will pay for this move”
“Kılıçdaroğlu is misleading the public with fake documents bringing me and my family under suspicion. We have the authentic documents. We urge them to hand them over to prosecutors but they are hiding them.
“Those papers he is waving in his hand are all fake. He is occupying agenda of the parliament with false statements.
“He will pay for this move. These are the documents handed to him by FETÖ members”.
“We are going to not only file a claim for compensation but also criminal suits”
“Lawyers made the necessary preparations today (December 1), legal actions will be taken. About this incident, a 2-million-dollar lawsuit will be brought against Kılıçdaroğlu. Kılıçdaroğlu’s claims are false. Tell this to citizens as well.
“Be at ease, we will know what to do. We will not let it go. We are going to not only file a claim for compensation but also criminal suits”.
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. (EKN/TK)
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