Turkish opposition political party CHP has reportedly taken action to launch lawsuits against president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu amongst other members of parliament on grounds of aiding and receiving assistance from a terror organisation.

The crimes are considered serious in the Turkish legal system and carry a life term of imprisonment. In recent years the ruling AK Party is believed to have held close connections to terrorist organisations including the provision of a supply line to so-called Islamic State jihadists in the north of Syria.

Others named include vice prime ministers Beşir Atalay and Yalçın Akdoğan, Minister of Interior Efkan Âlâ, undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Hakan Fidan, related governors, National Intelligence Organization and various related public officers.