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Erdogan made his first personal appearance at the event after being unwell.

Erdogan made his first personal appearance at the event after being unwell.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared in person at the event for the first time since reports of his illness.

The Turkish leader visited the Teknofest aerospace technology festival in Istanbul. He was accompanied by his wife Emine, as well as Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who arrived on a visit to Turkey, with his wife Mehriban, and Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity of Libya Abdulhamid Dbeiba. They drove up to the stage in a TOGG electric car.

The festival, which takes place on the territory of the former Ataturk International Airport, presents various military aircraft and helicopters, drones and other equipment of the Turkish Air Force, and air shows are also held there.

Erdogan became ill on April 25, when he was giving a live interview to local TV channels. After a long pause, the President returned to the air and announced that he had caught the stomach flu. On the advice of doctors, he missed several campaign events. But on April 27, he participated in the videoconference mode in the ceremony of delivering nuclear fuel to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, and the next day he connected online to the opening ceremony of a new bridge in the city of Adana.