How can this ‘palace’ be legal and licensed?
The mighty New York Times was not born yesterday; would they not know that their presidential complex is not only restricted to the White House?
Wouldn’t they know that when one mentions the White House, it is the presidential residence covering a total of 6 hectares that comes to mind? Also, that the old and new administrative office buildings to the White House’s right and left, across from the guest house, are all included in the presidential complex. Wouldn’t they know that a total of 4,000 people work in the White House? Wouldn’t they also know that there is also an abundance of space underground, including passages, etc…?
Of course they know the truth, but they present it as if the new Turkish Presidential Palace in the Atatürk Forest Farm was the 1,000-room official residence of the Erdoğan family. As if it were a vast family quarters with underground tunnels…
The presidential office and the offices of the executive assistants, the office of the general secretariat, advisers and other aides would all add up to the maximum of the same space as the White House. But according to the New York Times, this one is even more gigantic than the White House and the Kremlin.
I am talking about the undoubtable New York Times, not the operational scraps that owe their existence to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hatred.
This cannot be done unknowingly; it is only possible with special intention, in other words, mischievously.
You might ask what the New York Times can have to do with Erdoğan, why would it fuel hatred toward him?
The answer to this is inside the piece. It focuses on the size of Erdoğan’s hubris and says this building is the epiphany of it.
Where else does the New York Times detect the might of Erdoğan’s ambitions? It can understand it because Erdoğan considers Turkey to be a country that can determine its own foreign policy, a great state that cannot be remotely controlled…
Erdoğan contradicts the Syrian policy of the U.S. Moreover, he sometimes disagrees, like Putin. He also does not immediately respond to military demands. Besides, this country is strengthening its political power – and this latter aspect is hard to swallow for the paper.
If Ankara had accepted being Washington’s pawn, if it had immediately followed their orders, I wonder if the Presidential Palace would still be newsworthy for the New York Times.
Is it only New York Times? The Washington Post is also quite angry at the moment. It shares via its Twitter account something suggesting that “The White House is not even big enough to be the annex of the new Presidential Palace in Turkey.”
Since the Washington Post cannot be misled or misinformed about the White House, being so close to it, the issue is different. It can only be that they suffer from the same sickness as the New York Times.
Erdoğan is going too far. He does not get in line, no matter what Washington does. He is independent. He has huge ambitions…
The U.S. wants to support only Kobane in the Syrian civil war, and in Kobane, it only wants to support the Democratic Union Party (PYD). On the other hand, Erdoğan persistently includes the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Peshmerga. He disrupts the imposed plans because they are against Turkey’s interests.
Those who are very angry at this are the U.S., the New York Times, the Washington Post, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the PYD, and also Turkey's main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Kılıçdaroğlu, in contrast to Erdoğan, does not see any harm in the U.S. providing arms to the PYD. He is also uncomfortable with Turkey getting the FSA and Peshmerga involved with Kobane.
The ugly, ruined buildings of the General Directorate of Forestry that had existed on the site were demolished and these buildings were built. How can the new presidential complex, which has its title deed, license and residence permits, be considered the “Unlicensed Palace” in this situation?
It is too big, what kind of hubris is this?