[1/3] Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters throughout an election rally in Manisa, Turkey April 24, 2023. Presidential Press Workplace/Handout by way of REUTERS
ANKARA, April 26 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan canceled his scheduled marketing campaign rallies on Wednesday and Thursday for well being causes, weeks earlier than Could 14 presidential and parliamentary elections.
“Right this moment, I’ll relaxation at dwelling with the recommendation of my medical doctors,” Erdogan wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Later, AK Get together deputy chair Erkan Kandemir stated Erdogan would attend a ceremony on the Akkuyu nuclear energy plant within the southern Mersin province by way of videolink on Thursday.
“Our Mersin rally can be deliberate to be held on a future date,” he posted on Twitter.
Late on Tuesday, Erdogan minimize quick a reside TV interview throughout which he stated he felt sick with an upset abdomen.
The elections characterize the largest electoral problem for contemporary Turkey’s longest-serving chief, after a cost-of-living disaster eroded Erdogan’s assist. Opinion polls present Erdogan may lose after 20 years in energy.
Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Huseyin Hayatsever; Modifying by Jonathan Spicer
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