After being caught breaking French boycott, Erdoğan's media claims his wife's $50,000 handbag is fake

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been calling on Muslims to boycott French products in response to France’s tough crackdown on radical Islam in the aftermath of the beheading of Samuel Paty, but his wife was quickly photographed carrying a luxurious $50,000 French-made handbag only days ago, as report by Greek City Times.

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Emine seen days ago carrying a $50,000 French-made Hermès handbag.

However, Hürriyet propagandist Hande Fırat defended the First Lady after the opposition leader of the Kemalist opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) called for Emine Erdoğan to burn her $50,000 Hermès bag as part of the boycott against France.

“Emine Erdoğan never pays a lot of money for bags,” Firat said, adding “Instead of the original, she buys fakes, imitations.”

However, this is of course unbelievable when considering the Turkish President and his wife live in a $615 million mansion with 1,150 rooms with Italian imported marble and gold-inlaided glasses.

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The Turkish Presidential Complex.

Turkey is one of the lowest ranked countries for media freedoms in the world, is the second most susceptible country surveyed on the European continent and its surrounds to fake news, has the most journalists jailed in the whole world, and 90% of media is government controlled.