Turkish deputy PM denies Davutoğlu’s office was stormed
ISTANBULDeputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has denied a report suggesting that a high-ranking government official forced his way into the office of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in order to confront him.
Although it did not mention any names, Sözcü daily claimed in a recent article that Davutoğlu’s room was stormed by a former chief advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who now works as a deputy prime minister.
Akdoğan, who fits the description based on his current and previous jobs, took to Twitter to deny the story on Jan. 21.
“Such a baseless, unreal, shabby lie can only be the product of a malign mind. It is a pitiful situation that those who mix telling lies with reporting news and politics have hit such lows and resort to slander and sedition,” he said.
Main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) Secretary General Gürsel Tekin referred to the alleged incident after the report, calling on Davutoğlu to reveal “who and why one of his ministers stormed into his office.”