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Erdoğan shops for newborn granddaughter in Turkey’s Erzurum

ERDOĞAN SHOPS FOR NEWBORN GRANDDAUGHTER IN TURKEY’S ERZURUM

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went shopping in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province on Saturday for his youngest granddaughter, Canan Aybüke Bayraktar, who was born in August.

Shortly after attending the opening ceremony of a mall in Erzurum, where he also attended a meeting of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), the president entered a retail store for newborns and children.

He purchased two pairs of pink shoes, as well as a few pieces of newborn clothing.

When he approached the cash register to pay, the cashier told Erdoğan that he does not need to pay, as a sign of welcoming him to the store, but the president replied: "No way, I will pay."

Canan Aybüke Bayraktar, the daughter of Erdoğan's youngest daughter Sümeyye and Selçuk Bayraktar, was born on Aug. 13, 2017.

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