In this life, one thing counts In the bank, large amounts I'm afraid these don't grow on trees, You've got to pick-a-pocket or two. (Lionel Bart, OLIVER)
When getting some lira he sheds a tear He plays the AKP scam without a fear. But now for him the end draws near... Oh dollars. Oh dollars. Oh dear, dear. dear Oh dollars. Oh dollars. Oh yeah!
This is a packet of one hundred one-hundred dollar bills. It makes $10,000 dollars. For Tayyip, chump-change.
Here's a hundred packets of the above. It makes a cool million. If you want to take a stroll, a shoe box would do.
Now we're getting somewhere. This is 100 million dollars, Tayyip's normal "consulting fee." It fits conveniently on a standard pallet.
Simply add nine more pallets to the above and you get a billion dollars. Wasn't that easy? A billion dollars, not bad, even for a Turkish politician. But Tayyip is not an ordinary politician. As he has advised so many people to know their place, he too KNOWS his place. Hence we move ever onward and upward...to the land of 13 digit money.
ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!
One trillion dollars, all in one hundred dollar bills, neatly double-stacked in easily counted pallets. It's a million million or a thousand billion dollars. And if you wonder about my source, it's Abdüllatif Şener, former AKP finance minister and his comments on Halk TV on Tuesday, 4 February 2014. According to Şener, Erdoğan is the wealthiest prime minister in the world. My estimate of his wealth is much higher. And you will see why when the cash hits the fan. The prime minister indeed knows his job.
James (Cem) Ryan Istanbul 5 February2014
A PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE
There could never be a portrait of my love For nobody could paint a dream You will never see a portrait of my love For miracles are never seen. Anyone who sees her, soon forgets the Mona Lisa It would take I know, a Michaelangelo And he would need the glow of dawn that paints the sky above To try and paint a portrait of my love
"A Portrait Of My Love" (David West and Cyril Orandel)