Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost consciousness in a mosque near Istanbul during a festive prayer on the occasion of the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan, CNN Turk reported.
According to the report, Erdogan arrived in the mosque of Mimar Sinan in the city of Atasehir. During the prayer, he suddenly felt bad and lost consciousness. The President was provided with urgent medical assistance on the spot.
"Today, I had a sharp imbalance of blood sugar, but doctors brought me to my senses in a short time, and now my condition is good," he explained during a conversation with reporters after the incident.
The President stressed that there are no grounds for ending the prayer.
Earlier the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan a great friend of Ukraine.