A 20-year-old man who has the identical name as Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his candidacy for parliament in the Turkish Black Sea region in Samsun on Wednesday.
The student in Political Science and Public Administration at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, who is no relation to the country`s president, said he admired his leader.
He told the press conference “Dear precious citizens, I’d like to share with you that, I, as your brother raised in the high school organisation of AK Party, which is operating as a factory among AK Party organisations, am devoted to my ideals and admiring my leader. This is the first step of us, the youth, in politics. I announced that I’m a candidate for nomination from Samsun, the city I was born and raised in, for the election of the president of the Republic on June 24.”