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Kılıçdaroglu sued Erdoğan over a fake video.

Turkish opposition presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has filed a lawsuit against his rival Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for forging and editing a video, his lawyer Celal Celik said on Twitter.

We are talking about a widely circulated record, where Kılıçdaroğlu is allegedly supported by the leaders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, banned and recognized as terrorist in the republic.

According to the lawyer, the amount of the claim is one million lire (more than 50 thousand dollars). In his post, he called Kılıçdaroğlu not a candidate, but “the 13th president of Turkey.”

Kılıçdaroğlu and Erdoğan have been filing lawsuits against each other for several years now.

The second round of presidential elections in Turkey is scheduled for May 28. To win, a candidate needs a simple majority of votes. On Saturday, voting started in foreign missions of the country and at border checkpoints. In the first round, Erdogan won 49.52 percent of the vote, and Kılıçdaroglu – 44.88 percent.