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CHP takes Erdoy-an's Fenerbahce conversation to Parliament.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has raised a parliamentary question about an alleged phone conversation between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an and his son Bilal Erdoy-an, in which the prime minister is heard attempting get a candidate close to him elected as chairman of the Fenerbahce sports club.

According to the alleged voice recording, which was leaked on a YouTube account called "BaE-calan" (Head of thieves), the prime minister advises Bilal about how to prep his favored candidate. Bilal is instructed to send word to Mehmet Ali Aydynlar, the candidate supported by the prime minister, on the strategy Aydynlar should adopt during the club's general assembly.

"The most important thing that needs to be underlined [during the assembly] is, for instance, that it was Aziz [Yyldyrym, the current chairman of Fenerbahce] who proposed this match-rigging law to us. Mehmet Ali should emphasize this," the voice on the recording says. The prime minister is alleged to have made the call in the beginning of November last year, when Yyldyrym was once again elected as chairman of the club during an extraordinary congress.

CHP Deputy Chairman Sezgin Tanrykulu asked Erdoy-an in Parliament on Tuesday whether or not the recording, in which the prime minister is heard telling his son to vote for Aydynlar and that every vote is important, was authentic.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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