Viral sensation 4-year-old visits Turkish president
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s president on Jan. 22 received at his official residence one of the most unusual dignitaries he has met since taking office in 2014: A four-year old girl.
Irmak Ayşe İstek received the president’s invitation after a video showing her crying because she could not speak to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went viral on social media.
On Jan. 14, Erdoğan attended the provincial congress meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in İstek’s hometown, the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat, but her desire to speak with him went unfulfilled.
During her visit to the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, Irmak received a bicycle as a gift, which she tried out in-house.
In return, the little girl gave the president a Yozgatspor football team uniform bearing his name.
The little girl was accompanied by her mother Tuğba and father Ziya.
Previously, after seeing her video, Erdoğan called the little girl to invite her to come see him in the capital.