Municipality organizes event to mark Turkish President Erdoğan’s birthday
AA PhotoA district municipality near the southeastern city of Adıyaman is organizing a special event to celebrate the birthday of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Yusuf Özdemir, the mayor of the Gölbaşı municipality, said a special program would be organized on Feb. 26 for the occasion of Erdoğan’s birthday, which will be celebrated with prayers and a ceremony of whirling dervishes.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu also happens to share a birthday with Erdoğan, though he was born five years later. Speaking to Hürriyet, Özdemir, who is a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said he was not aware that Feb. 26 was also Davutoğlu’s birthday.
The special birthday event, until the title “Unity and Togetherness Program,” has been publicized through banners pinned on billboards in the town, and will take place in a venue with a 700-person capacity in the district, Özdemir vowed.