VIDEO: Turkish social media debates Erdoğan's door-opening protocol
Turkish PM Erdoğan paid a visit to İzmir, where the Efes 2014 Military Exercises were held. AA PhotoAn aide who routinely opens Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official car’s door was able to enjoy the luxury himself, as his own door was opened by another aide on May 29.
“The door protocol” during Erdoğan’s visit to the western city of İzmir, where the Efes 2014 Military Exercises were being held, led to a strange image reminiscent of a scene from meta-fiction.
Erdoğan only exited the car after his aide opened the door for him, though the aide's door was opened by another aide. He was then welcomed by Turkey’s military commanders, including Chief of Staff Necdet Özel.
Here is the Doğan News Agency footage that sparked debate on social media in Turkey::