Turkey now has two presidents (on Twitter)
ISTANBULTurkey now has two presidents, at least on Twitter.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was elected as president in the first round of elections on Aug. 10, has updated his Twitter bio to describe himself as “President of the Republic of Turkey,” and also tweeted to thank “the beloved nation” for electing him.
Meanwhile, President Abdullah Gül, who will not leave his office until Aug. 28, has yet to change his bio on Twitter, and even his Twitter handle, @cbabdullahgul, still makes a direct reference to his title as president, “cb.”
President-elect Erdoğan needs to wait two more weeks before officially starting his new job, so it seems that Turkey will have two presidents on Twitter until Aug. 28.