In the first 10 months of 2021, 262.5 million Turkish lira ($ 18.5 million) was spent on the security of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ընտանիքի’s family.
This is quite a considerable amount, especially after the devaluation of the Turkish lira against the dollar in recent weeks. It turns out that the average monthly expenditure of the Turkish president’s bodyguard was 26 million liras, 870 thousand (61.5 thousand dollars) per day.
According to the financial reports of the Turkish General Police, the Presidential Security Department, where Erdogan’s bodyguards work, spent 263 million liras ($ 18.9 million) in 2020.
The number of Erdogan’s bodyguards is kept strictly secret. The written and oral inquiries of all opposition MPs about the number are never clearly answered.
According to the press, their number is quite large, as during Erdogan’s visits to different parts of the country, in addition to helicopters and armored vehicles, sometimes hundreds of vehicles accompany him.
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