Turkey’s Erdoğan invites opposition to get to bottom of gold toilet seat claims

President invites Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu to inspect lavatories in his palace after secular party leader accused him of spending public money on luxuries

Turkey’s president has invited the country’s main opposition leader to inspect the lavatories in his lavish palace, insisting he would not find any gold-plated toilet seats.

ERDOGANHaving constructed a billion-dollar palace for himself to occupy, Tayyip Erdogan is yet angered by suggestions that he is a lavish spender. He “vowed to resign if the leader of the main opposition can find a single golden toilet seat.”
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) were aiming to pressure the opposition parties with a full-page newspaper advertisement
Voters from Mersin suppose CHP and MHP are on the rise while AKP is declining day by day. Voters think HDP should pass the election threshold.
Turkey’s main opposition leader has said he proved that he could recite a Quranic verse when a potential voter put him to an impromptu test
Kurdish problem-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş challenged Turkey’s president and prime minister to attend a televised live discussion program with him, where they could openly debate
The Turkish currency fell for the eighth consecutive day on June 1, down around 0.8 percent against the U.S. dollar to 2.68
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A Turkish actor appears in two opposing party ads, as a man who lives on social benefits in the ruling AKP’s election ad, while in a HDP ad, he laughs.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on June 1 that Turkey will finish the prototype of its first domestically-produced car in August
An independent deputy candidate went missing in a district in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on May 30, prompting the interrogation of six people in the resulting investigation, according to the governor.
President Erdoğan claims the main opposition CHP, Turkish nationalist MHP, Kurdish problem-focused HDP, Gülenists, the outlawed PKK and even the Armenian diaspora have joined a grand coalition against his plans to impose a presidential system on Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed a recent New York Times editorial as ‘shameless,’ calling on the U.S. daily to ‘know its place.’
Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has said his party represents a historic chance in the upcoming general elections for the country to live together in harmony
Every time Turkey stumbles on its path towards a fully functioning democracy, critical voices rising from Europe talk about suspending the country’s accession talks with the European Union.
Turkey’s Erdogan accuses New York Times of meddling in country’s affairs

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasts editorial accusing him of a crackdown ahead of the 7 June election, telling the US daily to ‘know your place’

A young politician has set his eyes on becoming Turkey’s first Armenian party leader by “staging a coup” inside Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
The voting for Turkey’s June 7 general elections has ended in 54 countries with more than 1 million people voting abroad, mainly in European countries.
President Erdoğan has justified the controversial allocation of a luxury car to Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs head, comparing the situation to the allocation of armored vehicles and private plane to the pope.

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