The American edition of Foreign Policy believes that Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be able to run for president in 2023. Their material includes video and other evidence of the poor state of politics.
“Obviously, the time of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the political arena is over,” the paper said.
“He is seriously ill and will not be able to continue working as the country’s leader,” experts from the American magazine Foreign Policy assure.
It is known that a few years ago the President of Turkey underwent gastrointestinal surgery. Western tabloids talk about oncology. The Turkish press, for its part, has denied speculation about cancer. Journalists in Turkey insisted that surgeons had cut simple polyps.
Rumors of Erdogan’s ill health have resurfaced in the past month.
In many videos, he looked downright bad. In one video, he holds the hand of his wife, who helps him climb the stairs. In another case, he tangled his legs on his way to Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum.
In July this year, a video appeared in which Recep Tayyip whispered unintelligible words, almost muttering as he congratulated his comrades on the holiday.
Along with these shots, they say that the Turk has memory problems, chronic difficulty breathing, confusion, vomiting. The press also writes that the president was implanted with a device that supports the work of the heart.
He increased the number of his GPs, reduced the number of public events and pumped himself with painkillers before meeting with the press.
The American edition does not want to speak unreasonably and makes a reservation – such information most often comes from Erdogan’s opponents who have immigrated abroad.
Therefore, the statements about his expected death may turn out to be “empty talk”. However, if they are true and he can no longer be in charge after 18 years of permanent rule, then events can unfold under Article 106 of the Turkish Constitution.
This means that Vice President Fuat Oktay will take over the presidential responsibilities, and the elections will be organized in 45 days.
The Americans have named several alleged successors to Erdogan, including Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavash and Good Party politician Meral Aksener.
Interestingly, after the publication of Foreign Policy, 67-year-old Recep Tayyip Erdogan posted a video of a basketball game. However, it would have been better if he had not done so – it is really difficult for him to stand on the court and at the same time jump in rhythm with the ball.