‘’The Presidential salary is 39,000 TL, the first lady does not work. Her purse alone costs 50,000 thousand dollars - in other words, 215,000 TL. That is equivalent to Erdoğan’s six months of salary,’’ Gürman, who has close to 50,000 followers on Twitter, remarked. ‘’Are you telling me that the man of ‘’the people,’’ spent six months worth of his salary to buy the first lady a bag? Stop insulting people’s intelligence,’’ he Tweeted. ‘’Just 10 days ago father, in the country they are ruling, attempted to commit suicide because he only had 50 cents in his pocket on his daughter’s birthday,’’ he said. Turkish fashion designer and outspoken Erdoğan critic Barbaros Şansal also took a jab at the first lady, pointing to her mayfly shaped brooch, which he claimed is worth 15,000 USD.