President Erdoğan’s food analyzed in palace and abroad, says his doctor
Nuray Babacan ANKARA
Hürriyet PhotoTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s kitchen is under the strict control of his doctors, with a five-member emergency team permanently on call in the presidential palace.
All food and meals are analyzed before being served to Erdoğan in the palace, according to his personal doctor, Cevdet Erdöl.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ankara deputy Cevdet Erdöl said they also take measures about food safety and security not only in the palace and on trips within Turkey, but also during visits abroad.
A new laboratory on food safety analysis is planned to be established in the new presidential palace, Erdöl added.
“We have established five-member emergency team that is on duty in the palace 14 hours a day. We have made a work plan on the health and nutrition of President Erdoğan. Everything he eats, everything he drinks, is analyzed against radiation, chemical materials, heavy metals and bacteria,” he said.
Erdöl said assassinations of prominent figures are not conducted using bullets anymore, but food is widely used for this purpose. Therefore, Erdoğan’s food samples are being analyzed in laboratories in both Ankara and Istanbul.
“We have not had any serious incident in analyzes so far,” said Erdöl, adding that they were paying particular attention to purchasing food and hygiene materials from trusted sources.