Turkish PM Stable and Resting at Home After Abdominal Surgery

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in stable condition and resting at home after undergoing successful abdominal surgery.

Turkey's Anatolia news agency quoted Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc on Wednesday as saying the 57-year-old Mr. Erdogan is expected to return to his duties soon.

Mr. Erdogan underwent laproscopic surgery on his digestive system Saturday and was released from the hospital Tuesday evening.

Prime Minister Erdogan and Turkish President Abdullah Gul are scheduled to meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Ankara on Friday.

The Turkish and American leaders are expected to discuss continued U.S. support in Turkey's fight against Kurdish rebels, the situations in Syria and Afghanistan, and the upcoming Cyprus negotiations. Discussions will also include expanding trade opportunities between the U.S. and Turkey.