Almazbek Atambayev to be treated in Turkey - media
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was on a short-term vacation for medical examinations in Turkey and planned to get back to work on October 1, his press service said.
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.