Felicity Party (Saadet) Deputy Hasan Bitmez (C) is attended to as he lies on the floor after collapsing whilst delivering his speech on the 2024 Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Internal Affairs budget, in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) in Ankara on December 12, 2023. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images)
December 12, 2023
During a speech, Turkey’s Saadat Party representative experienced a sudden heart attack and abruptly collapsed to the ground.
On Tuesday, Hasan Bitmez, 53, a representative from the Kocaeli province in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, appeared to lose his breath and balance and was sent to the hospital via ambulance.
Prior to Bitmez’s collapse, he had just declared that “Israel will be smitten with the wrath of Allah,” cursing the Jewish State.