Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has suggested selling his villa to Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek after the two engaged in a war of words over the party leader’s house.
Gökçek claims that Kılıçdaroğlu is not as honest as he presents himself, and the latest proof of this is that he has seven apartments and a villa with a pool. Gökçek also said that Kılıçdaroğlu should not talk about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s property holdings, as his own record in that regard is “suspicious.”
Kılıçdaroğlu said he does not take Gökçek’s claims seriously. He added that the villa Gökçek is talking about is a “share” in a cooperative, and that it is still being built in Burhaniye, Balıkesir province, where Kılıçdaroğlu’s family reportedly owns some property.
Media reports have shown Kılıçdaroğlu’s villa, which is in a housing complex with a shared pool. Kılıçdaroğlu called the manager of the complex and told him to allow anyone to see the house and the construction site. He said people should also see Prime Minister Erdoğan’s villa in İstanbul with a private pool and compare the two.