Turkish premier discharged after second surgery

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Posted: Feb 12, 2012 4:15 PM
Turkish premier discharged after second surgery

Turkey's state-run news agency says Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been discharged from hospital a day after undergoing what officials said was a "second and final" intestinal surgery.

The Anadolu Agency said Erdogan left hospital late on Sunday and was expected to rest at his home in Istanbul.

The 57-year-old Erdogan vanished from public life for nearly a month after an initial surgery on Nov. 26 for non-cancerous intestinal polyps.

His office said he had a second, successful half-hour procedure on Saturday but gave no other details.

It said Erdogan was well and was expected to resume work within the next week.