Someone stole toys in the palace President Erdoğan hands out the children…

A thief in the palace…

President Erdoğan’s Toys Stolen from His Palace in Ankara

türkçe  links to original Turkish article

(Cumhuriyet Newspaper, 1 May 2022)

A theft has been reported from President Erdoğan’s Beştepe Palace in
Ankara.  Six workers at the palace stole radio-commanded car toys
and dolls that Erdoğan hands out to children during his trips within
Turkey.  The toys were in a depot underneath the mosque in the palace
compound. The palace thieves loaded them into official vehicles and
sold them to toy stores at reduced prices. (!)
The Presidential Guard Force determined that in the past month
920,000 TL (about $61,000) worth of toys were stolen and sold.
Eight people, 6 of them palace workers, were taken into custody
and three of them jailed.  An investigation revealed that the sale

of the stolen palace toys has been ongoing for five years.


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