VIDEO: The making of Erdoğan’s gigantic dinner table
ANKARA -Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has released a video on the making of the gigantic iftar dinner table, which was criticized over its gaudiness and excessive cost.
The extravagant iftar dinner was organized at the controversial palace on June 22 and the gigantic table that served 29 guests stood at the center of the debate.
Tezcan Karakuş Candan, the head of the Ankara branch of the Chamber of Architects, made a statement criticizing the dinner, claiming the table’s estimated cost was as high as 240,000 Turkish Liras ($89,500).
However, the claims were rejected with a written statement released by the office of Erdoğan’s chief press adviser.
“The figures which were alleged by a professional organization in an effort to draw attention to the presidential palace in Beştepe with lies are entirely untrue,” the statement read.
The video released by the president’s office supported the statement’s claim by revealing the table was made by putting together a large circle table and seven smaller rectangular ones.