PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discharged from hospital

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was discharged from the hospital yesterday at 5:30 p.m. following a surgery he underwent on his digestive system in Istanbul’s Marmara University Training and Research Hospital in the Pendik district Nov. 26.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was discharged from the hospital yesterday at 5:30 p.m. following a surgery he underwent on his digestive system in Istanbul’s Marmara University Training and Research Hospital in the Pendik district Nov. 26.

Erdoğan completed a successful laparoscopic operation Nov. 26 and will return to work after a period of convalescence to be determined by doctors, according to a statement issued by his office Nov. 27.

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.

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