Double income PM

PM Erdogan retired with a state pension in 2000 when he was 46 – the legislation then was that once one completed a given number of working days (5000 we believe) you could retire. There was no minimum retirement age.

Once he become an MP and then the PM he froze his pension.

But in 2006, he asked for it to be reactivated which means he has been receiving both PM wage and state pension. This is legal as clause 86/2 of the constitution allows for this double income for the member of parliament.

Article 10 of the constitution says no persons, families or classes can be treated favorably.

For Turkish: http://sozcu.com.tr/2013/ekonomi/basbakan-da-emekli-ama-balli-emekli.html

Translator’s note: Double-income is legal. Putting aside the readings of these two parts of the constitution, the real question is: is it ethical?

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