Erdogan denounces opposition party ‘lies’ about family’s offshore transfers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced as “lies” claims that his family sent millions of dollars to a company in a tax haven, adding he would file a complaint. Opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chief Kemal Kilicdaroglu alleged on Tuesday that members of the president’s family transferred around $15 million to Bellway Limited, based in the low-tax British Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man, AFP reported. “The five names absolutely did not send money to the company or place mentioned,” Erdogan said on Wednesday, adding: “Not one penny has been sent abroad.” The president called on the CHP leader to share the documents with the people and prosecutors. Erdogan also accused the CHP of no longer being the main opposition, but “the party of treason.”