ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has flu and will rest at home until the weekend.
Erdogan was speaking to reporters Tuesday after a visit to a hospital in Ankara from where he emerged looking tired but smiling. The prime minister, 59, is known as a workaholic and rarely scales back on his intense schedule.
Two years ago, Erdogan had surgery to remove polyps from his intestines and doctors said no trace of cancer was found. He assured reporters that his hospital visit Tuesday was not related to that operation.
Erdogan's aide said the prime minister went to the hospital for tests that lasted a couple of hours.