Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman taken to intensive care again
ANKARAParliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman was taken back to an intensive care unit at hospital in the Turkish capital Ankara on Jan. 9 after undergoing an operation.
The Parliament Speaker’s Office has issued a statement, saying Kahraman was struggling with an infection following a medical examination.
Kahraman recently underwent cardiac surgery in the Ankara Güven Hospital and has been under treatment since his operation.
It was reported that he had been taken to hospital for treatment of a vein infection on Dec. 30, after which doctors at Ankara’s Güven Hospital detected a larger infection.
Kahraman was elected as parliament speaker in November last year. He had previously worked at the labor and culture ministries.
Married with four children, Kahraman served as culture minister between 1996 and 1997 and was previously a deputy in Turkey’s 20th and 21st parliaments.