June 9, 2023

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Turkish President Erdogan cancels campaign activities for the second day in a row, and the government denies having a heart attack

Erdoğan felt ill, it would be from the stomach flu. “Today, on the advice of my doctors, I will rest at home,” Erdogan wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. He won’t resume campaigning on Thursday either, but will follow a ceremony at a nuclear power plant on video.

Many rumors circulated on social media yesterday about Erdogan’s deteriorating health, prompting his cabinet to officially deny the rumors. According to unconfirmed reports, Erdogan suffered a heart attack and his condition was so critical that his family was called to the hospital. “We strongly reject such nonsense about President Erdogan’s health,” Communications Director Fahrettin Altun wrote on Twitter.

Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Türkiye on May 14. Erdogan, prime minister from 2003 to 2014 and president since, is being challenged by a coalition of six opposition parties. They chose Kemal Kilicdaroglu as their presidential candidate. According to opinion polls, the 74-year-old CHP leader certainly has a good chance.

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