Erdoğan says Gülen Movement ‘preparing film’ about him and family
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan greet the public after a rally in the northeastern province of Ağrı on May 28. AA PhotoPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen is “preparing a film” depicting him and his family, suggesting the possible leak of further videos ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in August.
“I have just learned that Pennsylvania is preparing a movie about me. They are preparing a nice movie about me and my family,” Erdoğan said at a rally in the eastern province of Ağrı on May 28, referring to the U.S. state where Gülen lives in self-exile.
“But they were unable to find an appropriate actor to play me. They couldn’t find an actor to play my son either. But they don’t need to go to Hollywood to find actors, they have plenty among themselves,” Erdoğan said.
“They are trying to prepare the movie for the presidential elections. But these plots have not worked up to now and they won’t work in the future,” he added.
A number of phone recordings were leaked ahead of the local elections, mostly related to a corruption scandal, triggering a huge outcry in the Turkish public. However, the publication of the recordings suddenly stopped following the March 30 elections.