TURKEY

Erdogan wins lawsuit against opposition head

ERDOGAN WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST OPPOSITION HEAD

Turkey's main opposition leader has been ordered to pay 95,000 Turkish liras ($19,500) in damages for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The 6th Civil Court of First Instance in the capital Ankara, in three back-to-back hearings on Friday, ordered Kemal Kılıcdaroğlu to make the payment for immaterial damages.

Kılıçdaroğlu was charged with attacking Erdoğan's personal rights.

In June, Kılıçdaroğlu also lost two other lawsuits in cases related to the Turkish president and was ordered to pay 339,000 Turkish liras ($70,000) in damages to Erdoğan and his relatives.

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