Biden to visit Prime Minister Erdoğan at his home
ANKARA / ISTANBUL
AA photoU.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 3 at his home in Istanbul where he is convalescing after surgery on his digestive system.
Biden was scheduled to come to the house in Üsküdar at around 1:30 p.m., according to Prime Ministry sources, becoming one of the few people who have been allowed to visit Erdoğan since his operation on Nov. 26.
The two had been originally scheduled to hold talks in Ankara before together attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Istanbul.
With Erdoğan unable to attend, his deputy Ali Babacan will replace him at the event.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek visited Erdoğan on Dec. 2 as heavy security measures remained in place at the vicinity.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said Erdoğan wishes to return to Ankara on Dec. 5 to chair the weekly cabinet meeting, but sources from the Prime Minister’s Office said the final decision would be up to doctors.