“Turkish President’s Daughter May Engage In Active Politics”

96418President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter, adviser and confidante, Sümeyye Erdoğan, may run for Parliament from the ranks of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the party’s deputy head Süleyman Soylu suggested on Jan. 2, in a statement likely to trigger debate.

“Politics is about genetics. It can be transmitted through fathers and families. It’s a question of representing an era. Our president is part of active politics as the head of the executive, but it would be nice if Sümeyye Erdoğan presents her candidacy,” said Soylu during a program on Habertürk television.