Turkey President Erdogan voice message surprises mobile users
When making a social phone call, you don’t expect to hear the voice of the head of state. But mobile phone users in Turkey were surprised to hear a voice message by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when placing a call around midnight on the anniversary of the failed July 15 coup. After dialling a number, instead of hearing a dial tone users heard a voice message from Erdogan congratulating them on the national holiday of “democracy and unity” that marks the coup’s defeat. Only after Erdogan’s message did the dialtone begin. “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,” said the message read by Erdogan. The message could be heard on Turkey’s largest network Turkcell, AFP correspondents said.