Turkish president’s health improves, sources say

Turkish president’s health improves, sources say

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Turkish president’s health improves, sources say

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President Abdullah Gül will likely be discharged from the hospital on Monday or early Tuesday as his health condition is steadily improving after he was hospitalized due to an ear infection on Aug. 17.

Gül received intensified medical treatment at the Hacettepe University Hospital over the weekend after a reoccurring ear illness flared up again during his long flight to Bishkek last week. 

Gül is reportedly in very good general condition and will likely return to his normal schedule after leaving the hospital. The president is scheduled to chair a meeting of the country’s top security board the National Security Council (MGK) on Aug. 21 and then join Victory Day celebrations Aug. 30, when he is set to host a reception on that day. 

However, there has not been an announced decision on his plan regarding his previously scheduled trips abroad. Gül is scheduled to visit Sweden in September and then lead a Turkish delegation attending to the United Nations’ general assembly in late September. 

Gül suffered from increased fluid and pressure in both ears and had to cut a trip to Kyrgyzstan short Aug. 23 in order to return home for treatment. The recurring ear infection is something the president has struggled with for years and flared up once again during the long flight from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan. Upon his return he was immediately rushed to Hacettepe University Hospital.