Orchid at Singapore Botanic Park named after Turkish PM Erdoğan and his wife
Prime Minister Erdoğan and his wife, Emine, stand next to their eponymous orchid. DHA PhotoA brand-new orchid species has been named after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife, Emine Erdoğan, during their visit to Singapore’s renowned Botanic Park.
The official name of the purple-colored orchid created by the crossbreeding of different seeds became “Dendrobifm Tayyip-Emine Erdoğan” after the signing of the exotic and delicate flower’s official register.
One of the officials working at the Botanic Park noted that Erdoğan’s tie was coincidentally the same color – purple – as the orchid. “My grandchild also loves the color purple,” Erdoğan said.
It is a common practice at Singapore’s Botanic Park to give names of foreign dignitaries to new species of flowers.
Erdoğan and the delegation accompanying him arrived in Singapore on Jan. 8 from Japan as part of a six-day Asian tour amid graft controversies.