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Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms


The Turkish president has unveiled his new presidential palace on Wednesday amidst huge controversy.

Opposition politicians have mocked the extravagance of the palace – which has 1,000 rooms and is understood to have cost more than 270 million euros – and say it is evidence of the president’s autocratic tendencies.

Environmentalists are angry that the complex has been built on one of the city’s best preserved green spaces and that hundreds of trees were cut down.