Source? Just Google "tasting Erdogan's food for poison" and also look up the article at The Guardian.
Coming to another piece of lunacy ....
The above images may look like a fancy dress party but these are actual protocol in Ankara.
During an official visit in January 2015, Mahmoud Abbas was received by Tayyip Erdogan at the 1150-room AK Saray. The Turkish leader was flanked by 16 palace guards in Ottoman era warriors' outfits with spears, swords, shields and armors. These palace guards must have had a good laugh up their sleeves. Not at all unlikely that any day Mr. Erodgan's suit and necktie will be replaced with mintan, zibin, kusak and the kalpak. The man has completely lost his mind!
Erdogan on top
His obsession with the Syrian war is linked with this historical fantasy when parts of Syria were under Ottoman rule. Those were nice and happy times. But influenced by his dream pipe aspirations, this idiot is now trying to snatch away those parts of Syria that were ruled by the Ottomans 300 years ago. He really thinks that the Khawarijite Al Qaeda criminals are his "Ottoman" warriors who will win Syria for him and put him on the 'throne' as the new "pasha." This bizarre day dream of the psycho Turkish president has been largely responsible for the death of over 250,000 Syrians with plenty more displaced.
Everyone knows that Islamic history is rich and great. The early Ottomans were superb rulers .. undeniable. But Erdogan's worrisome madness isn't the way to revive our glorious past by constructing a deceptive and ostentatious facade and stealing millions from the public coffer with corruption, treachery and tyranny fermenting at a breakneck speed beneath that facade. Soul of the great Osman Ghazi must have turned restless with revulsion!
Whether or not the majority of Turks really support Erdogan is hardly significant. So, how did Erdogan (who came as a timid prime minister in 2003) gradually get so bold to the point of establishing himself as the "king" of Turkey .. literally? As usual, it's the backing of the Western governments that's had such a ridiculous reaction on this man's already unstable mind. He's not wary of the secular Turkish generals any more. On the contrary, he is now controlling the military. Within the last decade the West has acquired enough confidence in the loyalty of Tayyip Erdogan as their man in Turkey to replace the Turkish army and the legacy of Mostafa Kemal. From bullheaded secularism to Safafist megalomania, Turkey's recent history has been anything but enviable.
Absolute power after waiting for years can cause perpetual bouts of peculiar shit fits. Rajjab Erdogan is now seriously in need of psychiatric help. Far more vital than a food testing lab, what needs to be constructed and attached to AK Saray is a mental health clinic. Daily counseling by experienced psychoanalysts may eventually help to bring this fruitcake down-to-earth from his hypnotic trance and rejoin the human race.