While gifts are given to presidents and delegations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke the rule and presented a gift to a Finnish journalist who got his shoes wet, while receiving his country’s President Sauli Niinisto in the rain in Ankara
The Turkish newspaper “Sabah” published a remarkable video clip of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his reception of Finnish President Sauli Ninisso, at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, where Erdogan was surprised after entering the palace with his guest by the presence of a Finnish journalist covering the visit and his shoes were wet due to the heavy rain that fell. During the reception and the honor guard review.
When the Turkish president saw him in the presidential complex, he instructed his secretary to gift him new shoes.
After asking Erdogan about the dimensions of the shoes, Erdogan told the Finnish
president, “We bring (the journalist) shoes,” to replace the wet shoes
Başkan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın talimatıyla, karşılama töreninde ıslanan Finlandiyalı gazeteciye ayakkabı hediye edildi. pic.twitter.com/56d1sW3BGt
— Sabah (@sabah) March 17, 2023