According to reports, while debating divine retribution for the Israeli people, a Turkish lawmaker fainted from what seemed to be a heart attack.
During what was supposedly a financial debate in the Turkish National Assembly’s Grand Assembly, Felicity (Saadet) Party politician Hasan Bitmez collapsed next to a platform.
Just minutes before he passed out and seemed to smash his skull on the floor, 54-year-old Bitmez warned Israel would not escape the vengeance of Allah. A crowd of bystanders rushed to his help. He allegedly suffered from diabetes.
There have been many accounts circulating about Bitmez’s transportation to a nearby hospital via ambulance after a cardiac incident that necessitated life-saving procedures.
According to comments on social media platform X, Turkey’s health minister Fahrettin Koca, Bitmez, grew disturbed while speaking and is constantly monitoring his status. Ankara Bilkent City Hospital’s critical care unit is where Bitmez is now receiving treatment, he informed reporters.
During an interview with reporters, Saadet Chairperson Temel Karamollaoğlu expressed concern for Bitmez’s health and requested prayers for his speedy recovery, as reported by the pro-government daily newspaper.
The anti-Israeli views in the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) were reportedly the reason why Bitmez’s remarks on the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza were met with protests by members who were pounding on tables.
In statements that were shown on television, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca informed reporters that Bitmez passed away in Ankara City Hospital only two days later. He leaves behind a wife and a child.
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