Mehmet Ali Talat undergoes heart surgery

Mehmet Ali Talat undergoes heart surgery
Mehmet Ali Talat undergoes heart surgery

The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot republic in northern Cyprus underwent heart bypass surgery Monday in Istanbul , his private secretary said.

President Mehmet Ali Talat, 54, was being operated on at Istanbul 's Florence Nightingale hospital after an angioplasty on Sunday revealed a blockage in one of his main arteries, his private secretary, Asim Akansoy, told reporters.

Akansoy said Talat is expected to return to Cyprus within 10 days, reports the AP.

D.M.

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