AKP General Chair and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday convened with Kyrgyz
Parliament Speaker Dastanbek Zhumabekov at the State Guest House as part of the official
visit he is making to Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
With the presence of Erdoğan's son Bilal Erdoğan at the meeting held closed to the press
attracting attention, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim
Kalın, Presidential Communications Chair Fahrettin Altun and Deputy General Chair Cevdet
Yılmaz were also present.
REACTION FROM THE CHP
CHP Deputy General Chair Aykut Erdoğdu voiced his reaction at Bilal Erdoğan's added
presence at the meeting. Posting on his personal Twitter account, Aydoğdu noted:
“ Bilal Erdoğan is also sitting at the table in official negotiations being conducted with
Kyrgyzstan. In what official capacity is Bilal Erdoğan sitting at that table??? Our state has an
institutional past of thousands of years. Erdoğan has destroyed this institutional past. This
picture is the picture of a ‘Tent State’.”