Emine Erdogan shopping spree stops traffic in Brussels
While the Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Belgium this week to meet with Belgian prime minister Charles Michel and King Philippe and to visit the European Commission, his wife Emine took the opportunity yesterday to go shopping on Brussels' Avenue Louise, causing temporary disruption to traffic, according to LaCapitale.be.
Black minivans belonging to Erdogan's security entourage “took over the district for about an hour ”, grumbled Thierry Balsat, Saint-Josse city council member, on his Facebook page.
Trams came to a standstill and many drivers were forced to wait. Some customers were even denied entry to certain stores because the Turkish first lady was shopping inside.