Prime Minister Erdoğan in good condition after surgery

Prime Minister Erdoğan in good condition after surgery

ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has undergone surgery on his digestive system and is now in good condition, his office announced yesterday.

Erdoğan completed a successful laparoscopic operation at Istanbul’s Marmara University hospital Nov. 26, the statement said, and the prime minister would return to work after a period of convalescence to be determined by doctors.

Erdoğan was last seen in public Nov. 25 when he held Friday prayers at a mosque in Istanbul.

The operation came two days after he addressed a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) where he extended an apology over the killing of thousands of Alevis in a 1938 military operation in Dersim, present day Tunceli, igniting a row over the role of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the atrocities. He travelled to Istanbul that evening after a meeting with Qatar’s prime minister.