Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has challenged President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to “reveal his wealth,” blasting the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for rejecting a probe into the Paradise Papers revelations.
The sons of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım had appeared in the revelations as the owners of multiple companies based in the tax haven of Malta.
“I am calling out to Mr. Binali Yıldırım. Did the AKP reject the probe with your will or the presidential palace’s will? I want to know. I believe it was the will of the palace,” Kılıçdaroğlu said on Nov. 21, addressing his party in parliament.
Kılıçdaroğlu referred to the CHP’s motion demanding an investigation into Turkish politicians’ accounts in tax havens, as revealed by the Paradise Papers, which was rejected in parliament on Nov. 14 by a majority of AKP votes.
After his son’s names appeared among the owners of companies based in