Turkey: President Erdogan's food analyzed, says his doctor

Meals checked before being served in the palace and abroad

03 March, 10:47

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, MARCH 3 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's kitchen is under the strict control of his doctors, with a five-member emergency team permanently on call in the presidential palace, as daily Hurriyet online reports today. All food and meals are analyzed before being served to Erdogan in the palace, according to his personal doctor, Cevdet Erdol.

    Erdol, also a Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy, said they also take measures about food safety and security not only in the palace and on trips within Turkey, but also during visits abroad. A new laboratory on food safety analysis is planned to be established in the new presidential palace, Erdol added. "We have established five-member emergency team that is on duty in the palace 14 hours a day. We have made a work plan on the health and nutrition of President Erdogan. Everything he eats, everything he drinks, is analyzed against radiation, chemical materials, heavy metals and bacteria," he said. Erdol said assassinations of prominent figures are not conducted using bullets anymore, but food is widely used for this purpose.

    Therefore, Erdogan's food samples are being analyzed in laboratories in both Ankara and Istanbul. "We have not had any serious incident in analyzes so far," said Erdol, adding that they were paying particular attention to purchasing food and hygiene materials from trusted sources. (ANSAmed).

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