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A $500M gift to Erdoğan…

The Qatar emir loves him so much.
Turkey’s president says the jet, worth about $500m, was a present from the gas-rich Gulf state.
Bloomberg – Onur Ant – Sep 17, 2:07 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received a luxury jet worth about half a billion dollars from the emir of Qatar. Erdogan confirmed receipt of the gift as he hit back at critics who’d been questioning whether it was actually paid for with

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