Turkey’s massive presidential palace further expands into the Atatürk Forest

Ak Saray (White Palace)

Additional land, measuring 8,406 square meters, of the Atatürk Forest Farm (AOÇ) has been allocated to the new presidential palace, Ak Saray, strongly criticized due to its cost and size.

In official documents, the area has been allocated to the prime ministry, because Ak Saray was originally intended to be a new building for the prime minister, but it was reallocated to the president after Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won the presidential elections.

The council of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality has approved the allocation of the area for the president’s palace free of charge for two years.

The petition has been approved by a majority of votes, despite appeals from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) members in the council.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened the new palace on the outskirts of Ankara in October. It has 1,150 rooms and was built at a cost of about €490 million ($615 million)…

  • The Goat

    President for life.

    • He’s workin on it.

      • Everyone Else

        Not president, caliph.

  • Martin B

    1150 rooms are not enough for this Turkish turd & his bloated ego. I can’t even imagine the insane antics he’ll be getting up to if he’s still President 10 or 15 years from now.

    • Frau Katze

      He really turning into a classic “Dear Leader” type. But the EU is still working on Turkey joining.

  • ontario john

    I bet the old Woody Allen movie “Bananas” would be banned there. Why does everyone around that idiot look like they just stepped out of a really cheap sci-fi movie from the 50s.