Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cuts Short Live TV Interview Due to Health Issue
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short a live TV interview on Tuesday due to a health issue. Erdogan, who is 68, was speaking to the private broadcaster Haberturk when he suddenly appeared to become unwell. He excused himself from the interview and was seen leaving the studio.
Erdogan returned shortly after to apologize and say he had developed a stomach bug while campaigning for next month’s elections. He said he was feeling better and would continue his campaign.
Erdogan’s health has been the subject of speculation in recent months. In January, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas. He has also been seen coughing and sweating during public appearances.
Erdogan’s health is a matter of national concern in Turkey. He has been in power for 19 years and is the country’s longest-serving president. He is running for re-election in June.
The health of a head of state is always a sensitive issue, but it is particularly important in Turkey, where the president has a great deal of power. Erdogan is a polarizing figure, and his health could have a significant impact on the outcome of the election.
If Erdogan is unable to campaign effectively, it could benefit his opponents, who are hoping to unseat him after 19 years in power. However, it is also possible that Erdogan’s health could rally support for him, as many Turks admire his toughness and resilience.
Only time will tell how Erdogan’s health will affect the election. However, it is clear that his health is a major concern for Turks and for the rest of the world.