Turkish premier discharged after second surgery

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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012 file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seen outside his office in Ankara, Turkey. Officials say Erdogan, who had surgery for non-cancerous intestinal polyps in November, has successfully undergone a second and final operation. His office said he underwent surgery for a half-hour late Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 and will resume work within the next week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012 file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seen outside his …

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — 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.

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