I will rest at home for a few days, Turkish PM says after leaving hospital
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. AA photoTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he would rest at home for a couple of days as leaving Ankara’s Atatürk Hospital after a short examination today.
“I will rest at home for a couple of days,” Erdoğan told the reporters after leaving the hospital. Erdoğan said he got the flu, but he was feeling well now.
Erdoğan had cancelled his program earlier today, including a parliamentary group meeting due to health issues.
An unofficial car took Erdoğan to the hospital, leaving his Keçiören residence at high speed in order to avoid the reporters who had been gathering at his door step.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called Erdoğan to convey his wishes for a speedy recovery.
Officials of the prime minister told members of the press that he was being taken to his official residence, but reports emerged later on indicating that he was taken to the capital’s Atatürk Hospital.
Anatolia news agency had earlier reported that Erdoğan had caught a cold and would therefore rest at home, adding that the prime minister would have only a light program for the next few days in order to rest.
Meanwhile, the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) also canceled its parliamentary group meeting scheduled for today.
BDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş was hospitalized yesterday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, after reporting a feeling of pain in his chest. He underwent an angiogram this morning, private NTV news channel reported.