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Turkey’s opposition claims millions funneled to US through foundations close to president 

CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu claims President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to leave Turkey in event of election defeat.
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

ISTANBUL — Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has explosively claimed that millions of dollars have been siphoned off to allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to flee the country if he loses the upcoming election. 

In a video posted on Twitter Tuesday night, Kilicdaroglu, who heads the Republican People’s Party (CHP), said the equivalent of $61 million was being transferred “all of a sudden” to the United States through education foundations close to the president. 

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