Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro dined on expensive steak at a restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, during a stop-off returning from a visit to China, drawing furor back home where millions struggle to get enough to eat and red meat is a rare luxury, Reuters reported.
Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe posted videos and photos on his Instagram and Twitter pages showing Maduro and his wife, Cilia, dining at the restaurant.
Venezuela’s political opposition jumped on the meal as evidence of Maduro’s disconnect from the country’s crisis, which has caused over 2 million people to emigrate to escape widespread shortages of food and medicine.
Almost two-thirds of Venezuelans surveyed in a university study published in February said they had lost on average 11 kilograms in body weight last year.
Today I decided to stop following @nusr_ett You decided to erase this video but what you did remains. Shame on you! You cheered and served a tyrant responsable for the hunger, malnutrition and death of thousands of Venezuelans!— Marcel Imery (@NachoImery) September 17, 2018
By the way, he is not a president. He is a dictator! pic.twitter.com/pddjPSEztO