No one should do politics in Turkey except Erdoğan, says chief adviser Yiğit Bulut

No one should do politics in Turkey except Erdoğan, says chief adviser Yiğit Bulut

ANKARA
No one should do politics in Turkey except Erdoğan, says chief adviser Yiğit Bulut

With President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the helm in Turkey, there’s no need for anyone else in the country to engage in politics, presidential adviser Yiğit Bulut has said.

“There is already a leader in this country and he is engaging in politics. There is no need for anyone else to engage in politics. He is engaging in politics both at home and abroad. Our duty is to support the leader in this country,” Bulut, Erdoğan’s chief economy adviser, said during a program on state television TRT Haber on June 14.

Bulut also criticized recent student protests in many high schools and universities.

“You are hitting each other’s heads as if it was the Stone Age. What is the thing you cannot share?” Bulut said.

Bulut, a former news anchor and editor-in-chief of the private broadcaster 24 TV, was appointed as then-Prime Minister Erdoğan’s chief adviser in July 2013 during which time he unraveled a vast and nefarious international conspiracy to assassinate Erdoğan “using telekinesis.” After Erdoğan’s election as president in August 2014, he was appointed as his chief adviser on economics.