18:15 GMT09 August 2020
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    President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev has been hospitalized in one of Turkey's hospitals on the Aegean coast, local media reported Tuesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Atambayev's press service said earlier in the day the head of state was on a short-term vacation for medical examinations in Turkey and planned to get back to work on October 1.

    Atambayev's plane landed in Istanbul en route to the UN General Assembly in New York late Monday and the Central Asian leader was hospitalized, according to sources cited by Turkey's Sozcu newspaper. The outlet added that he was scheduled to undergo a detailed medical examination for potential heart problems and would be monitored by doctors.

    The Haberler news portal, meanwhile, said Atambayev stayed at the Sheraton hotel in the resort town of Cesme west of Izmir.

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