Erdoğan’s salary sees 8 percent boost for 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has raised his salary for 2021 by over 8 percent, to 88,000 lira ($ 11,275) a month, Birgün newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The remuneration of the Turkish president - by 6,750 lira ($ 863) - is equivalent to three full time minimum wage salaries, according to a 2021 Central Administration Budget submitted to parliament by his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Diken said.

The new budget sees an overall increase of 886 million lira to the budget allotted to the presidency, bringing the total amount for the office to 4.39 million lira.

Presidential expenditures since Erdoğan took office in 2014 increased by 550 percent, surpassing 3.5 billion Turkish liras ($ 651 million) in 2018, according to figures published by the Treasury.

The daily spending of Erdoğan’s Beştepe Presidential Campus stood at approximately 10 million liras ($1.28 million), according to a Court of Accounts report for 2019.