TURKEY

CHP head faces probe for 'insulting president'

CHP HEAD FACES PROBE FOR INSULTING PRESIDENT

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.

Hüseyin Aydın, Erdoğan's lawyer, has also filed a lawsuit against Kılıçdaroğlu accusing him "insulting the president" in the speech.

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