Dr. Oz’s vote in 2018 Turkish election renews criticism

ABC News

As Dr. Mehmet Oz embarks on a bid for the U.S. Senate, the television star has largely shied away from discussing his ties to Turkey, where he maintains citizenship, and dismissed criticism from political opponents that he harbors any so-called “dual loyalties.”

But a photograph of Oz casting a ballot in Turkey’s 2018 presidential election is rankling some national security experts — particularly after recently saying he has “never been politically involved in Turkey in any capacity.”

“The decision to vote in a foreign country’s election is problematic from a security clearance perspective,” according to John V. Berry, a former government lawyer with expertise in federal security clearances.

After a rocky start to his campaign, Oz recently earned a coveted endorsement from former President Donald Trump, bolstering his chances of capturing the Republican nod. But political opponents have continued to target his connections to Turkey — a strategy the Oz campaign and others have called xenophobic smears. If elected, Oz has said he would renounce his Turkish citizenship.

When asked about the photograph, which appeared in June 2018 on the Facebook page of Turkey’s consulate in Manhattan, Brittany Yanick, an Oz campaign spokesperson, confirmed its authenticity to ABC News and confirmed that Oz did vote in the 2018 election. According to Yanick, Oz voted for opposition candidate Muharrem Ince in his unsuccessful campaign against Turkish President Recep Tayyep Erdogan. She denied that Oz’s vote amounted to “political involvement.”

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4 thoughts on “Dr. Oz’s vote in 2018 Turkish election renews criticism

  1. No matter what is disclosed, they march ahead with their one world order homogenization. Next Oz will run for president with Gupta as VP.


    1. Yeah. They’re rubbing the dual citizen thing in our face. I just started to check out Karine Jean-Pierre who will, in a few days, replace Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary, you know, the one who will give us all the sound-bites about how we should think. I’m sorry this is Wikipedia, but it was the only bio I could find. Looks like communism is getting a B-12 shot:



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