A Present from Qatar: Inside Erdogan's Stunning $500M Boeing 747

Published September 19th, 2018 - 07:54 GMT

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently recieved a private plane worth about $500m from Qatar's emir.

Erdogan revealed that Sheikh Tamim Al Thani had donated the Boeing 747-8i to the Turkish state. However, opposition MPs had expressed concern that the president was using taxpayers' money to buy a jet while his country struggles to avert a financial crisis.

Here's a look inside the stunning plane.
 
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Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)

The Boeing 747-8i is described as "the largest and most expensive private jet in the world". (Facebook)

The Boeing 747-8i is described as "the largest and most expensive private jet in the world". (Facebook)

Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
The Boeing 747-8i is described as "the largest and most expensive private jet in the world". (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Twitter)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (Facebook)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
Inside Boeing 747-8i. (CONTROLLER.COM)
The Boeing 747-8i is described as "the largest and most expensive private jet in the world". (Facebook)
The Boeing 747-8i is described as "the largest and most expensive private jet in the world". (Facebook)