Recovering Turkish prime minister meets President Gül
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Ten days after the surgery, Prime Minister Erdoğan (R) leaves his home for the first meeting with President Gül. AA PhotoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan left his house in Istanbul yesterday afternoon for the first time since undergoing surgery for a second time Feb. 10.
Erdoğan and his wife, Emine Erdoğan, left their home in Üsküdar to visit the Tarabya Mansion to meet with President Abdullah Gül and First Lady Hayrünnisa Gül.
The visit came a day after Erdoğan appeared in public for the first time since a digestive-tract operation carried out in Istanbul on Feb. 10. On Feb. 19, Erdoğan addressed the delegates of the Justice and Development Party’s Istanbul youth organization congress via teleconference. This was also the first time that Erdoğan commented on the “National Intelligence Organization crisis.”