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Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Zeynep Armağan Uslu has topped a list for state spending for gasoline used in official vehicles, with over 30,000 Turkish Liras spent on her assigned car, daily Vatan reported.
 
Uslu, also the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), is assigned a red license-plated vehicle, of the kind given to international and educational commission heads.
 
The total gas cost for red-plated vehicles was nearly 454,000 liras last year, with Uslu's spending totalling 30,887 liras.
 
Gas spending data for official vehicles was released following a recent debate sparked by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Mahmut Tanal.
 
The next-largest gas users on the list were Ziyaettin Akbulut of PAM and Education Commission head Nabi Avcı, with 25,400 and 24,600 liras spent on gas respectively.
 
The numbers also showed that Budget Commission Chariman Lütfü Elvan and Deputy Chairman S.Sadi Bilgiç's red licensed official vehicles cost the Turkish parliament a combined total of nearly 30,000 liras for gas.

August/16/2012

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Eric Martin

8/16/2012 11:11:59 PM

Loaning car to friends.

Tamer Aslantas

8/16/2012 5:33:40 PM

What is she driving, a HUMMER?

Zlatan Zinho

8/16/2012 5:06:58 PM

The sad thing is that if she is doing a fair number of inter-city trips via car then I don't think this figure is unfeasible. She is an MP for Sanliurfa, which is quite a distance from Ankara and Istanbul. She should itemise the figure, however.

Dr. Prof. Novnesense

8/16/2012 4:03:06 PM

No way, she is cooking the books for sure! outrageous what kind of example is she setting I ask myself.

mistique holland

8/16/2012 3:30:51 PM

She should become a EU parlementarier. They also are famous for spending too much money on "private use" paid by European tax payers. They are all alike, Europeans, Asians, Africans, M. Eastern, American politicians etc. all of them forget whom they work for and whom elected them. A bit of humility would be proper....and a bit more consideration with the hard working people of the countries!!!

Red Tail

8/16/2012 2:43:51 PM

How can that be possibe. Say that she works 200 days per year. Then she buys gasoline ever day for 30000/200= 150 Liras per day! With a gas price of around 4 Liras per liter, she buys 35-40 liters of gasoline every day. And that is on average. How can she have time to work, it takes time to burn 40 liters of gasoline. And that she does every day at work.
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