June 1, 2023

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Ailing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made another public appearance

Since Tuesday, he has appeared only by video conference, his face thin and tired, raising questions about his health.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Technofest on April 29, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Ali Atmaqa / Anadolu Agency / AFP)

He spoke only through video conference for four days. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been ill since Tuesday evening, made his first public appearance in Istanbul on Saturday, April 29, according to images broadcast by television channels. Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the Teknofest air show at Istanbul’s former Atatürk Airport. This exhibition is hosted by Turkey “World’s Largest”Turkish military industry allows display of its drones and aircraft.

On Tuesday, the 69-year-old Turkish president interrupted a television interview to say he had a stomach flu. His health raises questions two weeks before the presidential election on May 14. According to his official schedule, Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in an election rally in Izmir on the west coast on Saturday. He is expected to resume his election campaign after this four-day break in the capital Ankara on Sunday.

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