Turkish President underwent operation for ear infection, his office says
President Abdullah Gül underwent an ear operation last weekend and spent a night at the hospital, President’s Office announced July 10. DHA photoPresident Abdullah Gül underwent an ear operation last weekend and spent a night at the hospital, President’s Office announced today.
“Our esteemed president had an operation last weekend for his ear sickness, and spent one night at hospital,” a written statement read. “Our esteemed president is in good health and continues his work at the at the Presidency office in Tarabya, Istanbul.”
The recurring ear infection is something Gül has struggled with for years.
The 62-year-old president suffered from increased fluid and pressure in both ears and had to cut a trip to Kyrgyzstan short on Aug. 23 in order to return home for treatment. Upon his return, he was immediately rushed to Hacettepe University Hospital and was away from work for nearly two weeks.
He has had to cancel his trips abroad in September and October due to his ear ailment, upon the advice of his doctors and made his first trip to abroad in Februrary to the Egyptian capital of Cairo.