Baku, June 25, AZERTAC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he is in a good condition after suffering a “minor health problem” during prayers marking Eid al-Fitr early on June 25, Hürriyet reports.
“I have a small condition about my blood pressure, related to my diabetes,” Erdoğan told reporters in front of the mosque after prayers in Istanbul.
“Thank God, I’m well now,” he added.
Hürriyet reporter Aziz Özen, who was following Erdoğan, said he saw the president collapse at 6 a.m. before the start of the prayers.
“Bodyguards quickly ran to the scene and then the doctors came,” said Özen.
“The president was taken to a another part of the mosque on a stretcher. Reporters were not allowed near the mosque until Erdoğan spoke to them after the prayers,” he added.