Turkey's Erdogan is daring an opposition party leader to find a single golden loo at the presidential palace

Published June 1st, 2015 - 11:50 GMT
Erdogan wants his party's main opposition leader to check the palace for gold-plated loos. (AFP/File)
Erdogan wants his party's main opposition leader to check the palace for gold-plated loos. (AFP/File)

It's high time for Turkish elections, and so far we've seen cat meme guides and lengthy analyses about what's in store for Turkey and the rest of the region with this ballot box.

Now Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan is apparently heading up to this historic moment with a lofty challenge for his party's main opposition group — to find one SINGLE gold-plated toilet in the presidential palace.

Specifically, this shot is aimed at the leader of the president's Justice and Development (AK) party's main opposition party leader, Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu, of he secular Republican People’s party. During campaigning, he's accused the Erdogan of draining taxpayer money on luxuries. Gold-plated toilet seats are just one of these so-called luxuries, to which the Turkish leader says — find me one!

The presidential palace in question is an 1,150 room fotress sitting on a swath of Ankara farmland. Kilicdaroglu, meanwhile, is shutting down Erdogan's offer. 

“It is out of the question for Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu, who has espoused the notion of the supremacy of the law ... to go to the illegal palace,” the opposition party leader said.

 

We're not sure what's next in this Turkish toilet-gate saga, but we're excited. And to quell the tension for now, we give you this grumpy-cat-Erdogan mashup meme. You're welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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