Turkish PM Erdoğan’s mother dies

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan’s mother, Tenzile Erdoğan, has died in an Istanbul hospital where she was receiving treatment today.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his mother Tenzile Erdoğan. AA photo

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his mother Tenzile Erdoğan. AA photo

Erdoğan’s mother, who was 83 years old, had undergone a gall bladder operation. Her funeral is to be held tomorrow in Istanbul’s Fatih mosque.

Erdoğan has cancelled a scheduled trip to the western city of Bursa after news of his mother’s passing. It was unclear whether he would go ahead with a planned visit to Hatay province on the Syrian border to visit Syrian refugees on Sunday.

Friday, October 7, 2011
ISTANBUL – Reuters