Anadolu: Erdogan drops insult lawsuits against opposition heads
Lawsuit withdrawals comes as Turkish PM is scheduled to meet opposition leaders in Ankara
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dropped lawsuits against two opposition leaders charged with insulting him, according to an Ankara court on Monday.
The move comes in the aftermath of the deadly July 15 coup attempt, which sought to overthrow the elected government and potentially assassinate Erdogan.
The president’s lawyer, Husayin Aydin, said the withdrawal of lawsuits against the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli were submitted to court on Monday.
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