By: Agence France-Presse
When making a social telephone name, you don’t count on to listen to the voice of the top of state.
But mobile telephone customers in Turkey have been shocked to listen to a voice message by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when inserting a name round midnight on the anniversary of the failed July 15 coup.
After dialling a quantity, as an alternative of listening to a dialtone customers heard a voice message from Erdogan congratulating them on the national vacation of “democracy and unity” that marks the coup’s defeat.
Only after Erdogan’s message did the dialtone start.
“As president, I send congratulations on the July 15 National Day of Democracy and Unity and wish the martyrs mercy and the heroes (of the defeat of the coup) health and wellbeing,” mentioned the message learn by Erdogan.
The message may very well be heard on Turkey’s largest community Turkcell, AFP correspondents mentioned. The Hurriyet day by day mentioned it was additionally heard on the Vodafone community.
“People who wanted to chat on the telephone got an Erdogan surprise…” mentioned Hurriyet.
Turkcell had already despatched textual content messages to shoppers promising them a free additional gigabyte of knowledge from July 15 in celebration of the coup’s defeat.
Users had within the wake of the coup bid acquired textual content messages from Erdogan. But that is believed to be the primary time a voice message has been employed.
“Enough now… you even get it on the phone… how can there be such an insult, it’s like a nightmare,” opposition lawmaker Aykut Erdogdu wrote on Twitter.
Also simply after midnight salah prayers from victims of the coup bid rang out from minarets of 90,000 mosques throughout Turkey, state media mentioned.