President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) filed criminal complaints on Tuesday regarding the accusations in main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) party caucus manifesto released on Monday.
AK Party Secretary General Abdülhamit Gül said on his Twitter account that a criminal complaint has been filed to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.
"The party caucus manifesto of CHP is full of lies, defamation and insults against our party, president, nation and country" Gül said. "As long as CHP stands by terror groups and stands against the republic and people, it will be taught a lesson by this nation," he added.
In a harsh manifesto released on Monday, the CHP criticized the detentions and arrests of pro-PKK Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies, who were detained for refusing to testify in ongoing terror probes. CHP also criticized the probe against Cumhuriyet daily, which is being accused of acting on behalf of PKK and Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), demanding an immediate release of its executives and journalists.
The manifesto also accused President Erdoğan and the ruling AK Party of cooperation with FETÖ, PKK and Daesh terror groups, which has constituted the main basis of Erdoğan and AK Party's complaints.
The manifesto, which had called on people to use their "democratic resistance right in the face of threats posed by the government and the president," was interpreted by the government as a call for people to take to the streets as Turkey is being threatened by various terror groups.
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