World Bulletin/News Desk
Following the targeting of the prime minister's office in İstanbul's Dolmabahçe neighborhood during the Gezi Park protests, the office is be moved to a more secluded area of the city in the Beykoz district due to security concerns.
Today's Zaman has learned that among the alternative locations suggested for the office, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chose the historic small palace in Beykoz. The second option was Beylerbeyi Palace, another historic landmark on the Asian side of the city.
Prime Minister Erdoğan reportedly had a look at both the Beykoz Palace and Yıldız Palace, which has recently been renovated, with Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek as national palaces fall under Parliament's administration.
The palace in Beykoz stood out from among the other choices because of its high walls and sea access, something that will ease transportation for the prime minister. It is also reported that strong measures will be taken in the new office to protect against wiretapping.Last Mod: 01 Ekim 2013, 10:03