After meeting with a Russian official, there have been reports suggesting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have been either poisoned or suffered a myocardial infarction.
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Social media users claimed that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been poisoned after meeting with a Russian official.
Turkish media launched an investigation about the incident.
Other users claimed that the President was rushed to hospital after he suffered a myocardial infarction during an interview.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not poisoned or suffered a myocardial infarction during an interview as claimed.
Turkey’s Communication Director Refutes the Claims
Fahrettin Altun, the communication Director of the Republic of Turkey, slammed the baseless claims about the President’s health.
He tweeted screenshots of examples of the speculations and disinformation that were directed toward Erdogan’s health and wrote, “No amount of disinformation can dispute the fact that the Turkish people stand with their leader and @RTErdogan and his AK Party are set to win the May 14 elections.”
Additionally, Altun announced that the President would attend a nuclear power plant opening through a video conference.
Turkey’s Erdogan Reassured His Supporters Via Twitter
Erdogan used Twitter to inform his followers that he had canceled his planned campaign rallies on Wednesday and Thursday (April 26 and 27) due to health reasons.
He stated that his doctors advised him to rest at home for the day.
While there have been rumors purporting that the president has been admitted to the hospital, there has been no official confirmation to support this claim.
Erdogan also reassured his supporters that he would resume his campaign schedule the following day, and he expressed his determination to work towards achieving his vision for Turkey's future.
It is worth noting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated in a video conference with Russian President Putin at the start of the Akkuyu NPP ceremony on April 27.
A video posted by RT shows the two leaders waving to each other, and Erdogan appeared to be in good health.
Turkish President Erdogan Left During a Live Interview
On April 25, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, exited a live TV interview in the middle of it, but later came back and appologized, explaining that he had suffered a stomach illness.
Before the incident, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had delivered three speeches as part of his campaign for the upcoming Parliamentary and Presidential elections in May.
After leaving the live interview due to his illness, Erdogan came back 15 minutes later and explained that he was suffering from a stomach flu. He mentioned that he had been working hard for the past few days and considered canceling the program, but ultimately decided to keep his promise. He apologized to both the audience and viewers for any inconvenience caused by his sudden departure.