Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim

2015-06-02 19:38
(<a href=www.shutterstock.com>Shutterstock</a>)


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Aankara - Turkey's president is suing the country's opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1 115-room palace had gold-plated seats.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer told the state-run Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that he would seek compensation from main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

Kilicdaroglu denied in a television interview late on Monday that he made the claim. He insisted he had referred to gold-plated toilet seats as a general criticism of lavish lifestyles by officials and that "Erdogan took it personally".

Turkey holds its parliamentary election on Sunday.

Although Erdogan is supposed to be above politics and isn't running, he has been campaigning for a victory by the ruling AKP party, which he led for more than a decade as prime minister.

Read more on:    turkey

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.