Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defended the gargantuan size of Turkey’s new presidential palace in Ankara – revealing that it has more than 1,150 rooms, rather than 1,000 as previously reported.
“It does not have 1,000 rooms. It has more than 1,150 rooms,” Erdoğan said while speaking at a meeting of Anatolian business group ASKON in Istanbul on Dec 6.
The cost of Turkey’s controversial new presidential palace, on the other hand, currently stands at 1.37 billion Turkish Liras ($615 million), according to official figures.
Turkey ’s new president has been accused of behaving like a “sultan” after he installed himself in the biggest residential palace in the world, built for a price tag of £384 million.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan now resides in the White Palace, which was constructed in breach of court orders in protected…
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