Report: Erdogan’s Failing Health May See Him Shelve 2023 Presidential Bid

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might be too sick to keep leading Turkey, a report by Foreign Policy ventured over the weekend.

According to the reports “evidence is growing that Turkey’s president is ailing” and he may be too ill to run for reelection in 2023

Erdogan was first elected as president in 2014 and again in 2018. Before being elected president he served as Turkey’s Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014.

The Foreign Policy report noted that according to Article 106 of the Turkish Constitution if Erdogan cannot complete his term in office Vice President Fuat Oktay would assume the responsibilities and powers of the presidency until an election can be held within 45 days and a new president is sworn in.