ISLAMABAD – In his Valentine’s Day address to the joint session of Parliament, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan finally lifted the lid on the rumors and conspiracies surrounding the departure of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Spokesman Ehsan Ullah Ehsan.
Erdogan, on the second of his much anticipated two-day visit to Pakistan, revealed that Ehsan had been temporarily loaned out to the Turkish government.
“Unfortunately we in Turkey lack PR specialists like Mr Ehsan, who brings a unique repertoire and years of experience into the field. Therefore, we have temporarily borrowed him from Pakistan as the Turkish government’s spokesperson on Kurd massacre,” Erdogan told the Parliament.
In his address to the joint session, the Turkish president further revealed that Ehsan, who will be taking up a different pseudonym during his work as the Turkish government spokesperson, will also be training the locals in his expertise.
“We are hoping that by the time Mr Ehsan’s work with us is finished we have sufficient trained spokespersons not only for the Turkish government, but also for the jihadist groups and proxies that Turkey supports in its neighbourhood, and in the broader region,” Erdogan said.
“Also, I have personally requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to be Turkey’s official spokesperson on its occupation of Northern Cyprus,” he added.