Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Dec. 23 hung up a framed one-lira coin that he won in a slander suit against the daily Sabah, who reported that the party chair had terrorist ties.
The daily Sabah reported that Kılıçdaroğlu had ties to U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have masterminded the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt. The Gülen movement is officially called the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
"A ruling like a slap in the face to the false accusers," CHP's official Twitter account tweeted on Dec. 23, along with a video of attorney Murat Ergün presenting Kılıçdaroğlu with the framed one-lira coin.
İftiracılara yargıdan tokat gibi karar!— CHP 🇹🇷 (@herkesicinCHP) December 23, 2020
Avukat Murat Ergün, Genel Başkanımız Sayın Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’na FETÖ iftirası atan Sabah gazetesinden mahkeme kararıyla alınan 1 TL’lik tazminatı Genel Başkanımıza takdim etti. pic.twitter.com/ksy1djllZi
"By the way, the court ruling also paid me one Turkish Lira. The most meaningful money I've had in my life..." the attorney said.
Bu arada mahkeme kararında bana da sayın Genel Başkan gibi -1- TL ücret verildi. Hayatımın en anlamlı parası... https://t.co/w5zuRYCRja— Av. Murat ERGÜN (@avmurate) December 23, 2020
Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan represents the plaintiff in a two-million lira lawsuit against Kılıçdaroğlu for the latter's revelations of Erdoğan's assets.