17 Turkish PM security police officers get food poisoning
İZMİRSeventeen police officers responsible for the security of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım went down with food poisoning after eating in the Aegean province of İzmir late on March 7, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Yıldırım had arrived in İzmir for the opening ceremony of a new highway, and a retinue of police officers was responsible for tightened security measures around the hotel where he was staying.
However, 17 of those police officers were poisoned by a chicken, meat and potatoes meal with which they were provided. They were taken for treatment to the nearby 9 Eylül University Hospital, the Alsancak Nevvar Salih İşgören State Hospital and the Tepecik Research and Training Hospital.
All were subsequently discharged from the hospitals and are reportedly in a stable condition.
The provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock Directorate has announced that it has opened an investigation into the situation.