‘My family doesn’t let me use Twitter,’ day’s little PM says, making Erdoğan laugh
ANKARAPrime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Cabinet members delegated their seats to children as part of the national Children’s Day tradition on April 23, letting young children take the floor on their behalf.
This year’s Children’s Day Cabinet was particularly marked by an answer given by primary school student Göker İnan, responding to a journalist’s question about Twitter and prompting Erdoğan to burst out laughing.
When asked whether he knew about Twitter, the day’s honorary Prime Minister İnan responded “yes,” but added that he did not use the social media network.
“My family does not allow me [to use Twitter]. They say I am too young,” he said. Erdoğan, who has become known for taking particular aversion to the website, responded with laughter.
“Are you waiting for me to applaud?” Erdoğan asked, before clapping his hands and laughing.
The little İnan treated reporters’ questions about the presidential elections vaguely. “Would you like to be the first president with the presidential powers of Turkey?” one journalist asked in an attempt to grab a soundbite.
“I don’t want it. I’m content with my life,” İnan said.