Turkey's Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun urged people to "ignore speculations" about what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will announce on Aug. 21.
President Erdoğan said on Aug. 19 that he had some "good news" that he would announce that would propel Turkey into a new era.
Experts speculated that the news was related to Turkey's discovery of a new "energy source" in the Black Sea, which Bloomberg reported on Aug. 19.
Sayın Cumhurbaşkanımızın Cuma günü vereceğini söylediği müjdeye ilişkin birtakım spekülasyonların yapıldığını görüyoruz.— Fahrettin Altun (@fahrettinaltun) August 20, 2020
Lütfen bu spekülasyonlara kulak asmayın.
Hep birlikte, heyecan içinde sayın Cumhurbaşkanımızın yarın yapacağı konuşmayı bekliyoruz.
"We are all waiting, excited, for the speech that our president will give tomorrow," Altun tweeted on Aug. 20.
Homeland Party leader and Erdoğan ally Doğu Perinçek had also commented on the "good news" on an Aug. 20 broadcast on CNN Turk.
"We'll leave the good news up to Mister President but we were informed that hydrocarbon beds, so natural gas, was found off the coast of Zonguldak," Perinçek said.
İYİ Parti olarak Sayın Cumhurbaşkanı'ndan yarın beklediğimiz müjde şudur...https://t.co/uNRohhHUJ4— Yavuz Ağıralioğlu (@yavuzagiraliog) August 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Good (İYİ) Party spokesman Yavuz Ağıralioğlu said in a statement on Aug. 20 that he hopes the president's good news is a reversal of the presidential system.
"I hope that the president says that he vows to become a president for 100 percent [of the country], the spokesman said.Turkey said to find energy in Black Sea as Erdoğan promises to deliver 'good news'