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The Presidental Press Center has denied allegations that Turkish President Abdullah Gül had been poisoned, daily Milliyet has reported.  

"The claims about [the] president's medical condition in daily Yurt today are completely unrealistic," the statement reportedly said.  

Health Minister Recep Akdağ also said the president's health condition had been improving, noting that no medical operation was on the shedule.

The 62-year-old president suffered from increased fluid and pressure in both ears and had to cut a trip to Kyrgyzstan short on Aug. 23 in order to return home for treatment. The recurring ear infection is something the president has struggled with for years. Upon his return, he was immediately rushed to Hacettepe University Hospital.

August/29/2012

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mara mcglothin

8/29/2012 4:36:16 PM

Truks do love their conspiracies to be sure! BUT there is a valid reason for this "Acute reocurring ear infection" Either he is re-infecting himself some how(his ear phones haven't been cleaned) OR he has a serious auto immune problem. NO ear infection should last for years? That is what makes this issues open to conjecture. Ever heard of anti-biotics? Clean your translation ear buds, and other things you stick into your ears and this should fix him right up.

Nuri Gotham

8/29/2012 3:57:33 PM

The political geography of the country is very fertile for producing conspiracy theories.In the past similar allegations were made for deaths of Ataturk, Ozal and Ecevit but none has been proven.

JRC JRC

8/29/2012 2:47:11 PM

This country's love affair with mad conspiracy theories will never end.
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