The storm about the Turkish presidential palace continues. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now sues the opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who has stated that there are golden toilet seats in the 1,115-room palace.
Kılıçdaroğlu defends himself by saying that he has only spoken of golden toilets symbolically, to illustrate the criticism, that public representatives are living in luxury and extravagance, but Erdogan has taken the criticism literally and personal.
Erdogan said to the Anatolia news agency that he will seek compensation from Kılıçdaroğlu, for defamation.
There are parliamentary elections in Turkey on Sunday. The election is important, because it can give the president's party AKP a strong position, which enables it to expand the presidential powers.
The president is actually expected to keep out of the party politics, but Erdogan has made unabashed appearances during the election campaign that is interpreted as campaign support for AKP.
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