Erdoğan 'accidentally' founds university, mistake corrected a day later

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed off on a new university because of a mistake in an executive order, which then got published in the official gazette. The gazette published a correction the next day, saying the correct word was "faculty" and not "university."

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accidentally signed off on a new university as a result of a mistake in an executive order that the Official Gazette published on June 30.

An executive order launching new faculties, centers and institutes in 13 different universities called an architecture and design faculty in Istanbul's Marmara University an "architecture and design university."


The list attached to the executive order was published in the Official Gazette without anyone noticing the error.

"The phrase 'Architecture and Design University' was changed to 'Architecture and Design Faculty,'" said a correction in the Official Gazette on July 1.


Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Group Deputy Chair Özgür Özel slammed the incident by calling it "disorderly."

"This is the level of disorder the palace regime has brought the country. Does Recep Tayyip Erdoğan not read the executive orders he signs?" tweeted Özel.

"You've created a regime where an executive order in the Official Gazette isn't proofread!"