Erdoğan met with Hali Tuana Hançerkıran, an eight-year-old student from the Turhan Fevzioğlu Primary School, in his office at the assembly after the Prime Minister addressed AK Party members at a parliamentary group meeting and answered a series of questions she had prepared for a homework assignment.
Tuana arrived to the parliament with her father Tuesday morning and had the opportunity to speak briefly with Prime Minister Erdoğan prior to his address at the AK Party Group Meeting.
Erdoğan told the young student that he had a grandchild just about her age and asked her if she knew his name. Tuana whispered his the prime minister's name into his ear and then told him that she wanted to interview him for a school project, to which Erdoğan responded that he would be able to give her an interview in his office following the parliamentary group meeting.
After this short conversation, Tuana listened to Prime Minister Erdoğan's entire speech from just behind the lectern. Tuana applauded Erdoğan from time to time as he addressed the AK Party at the parliamentary group meeting and was also seen playing with a toy the prime minister had given her.
YOUNG TUANA'S QUESTIONS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER
Once the group meeting had concluded, Prime Minister Erdoğan granted an interview to Tuana who was accompanied by her father in his office at parliament.
When the young girl asked how he remains so energetic, Prime Minister Erdoğan supposedly stated, "I don't have any bad habits. I don't drink alcohol and I don't smoke."
When asked how he makes time to see his children, Erdoğan said that his children are all grown up now and that three of his children are married and he has two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Tuana also asked Erdoğan how it feels to be Prime Minister, to which he responded by stating, "It is a job that has great responsibilities and is a very important duty which gives one the opportunity to serve their nation and homeland."