Lingerie brand’s store lowers shutter during mall opening ceremony attended by PM Erdoğan
ANKARA – Hürriyet
The Victoria’s Secret store’s shutter was pulled-down when Erdoğan attended the opening ceremony of a residential complex and mall in Ankara. hurriyet.com.tr photo, Ümit ÇETİNWorld renowned lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret lowered its shop-front shutter store on Oct. 24 during the opening of Ankara’s latest shopping mall, Next Level. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, among other distinguished guests.
The store's personnel waited inside the shop until a prime ministerial bodyguard told them that they could raise the store’s shutter, daily Hürriyet reported.
However, the shopping mall’s director denied that Erdoğan’s bodyguard had asked them to lower the store’s shutter. “I gave the instruction,” the director told reporters, adding that he made the request as renovation works at the store had yet to be completed.
The store was reportedly one that did not showcase any lingerie and displayed predominantly cosmetic products.
Next Level was built as a residential complex and a shopping mall on the Eskişehir highway in the capital, a congested artery that is now home to over five malls.