Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced the death of lawmaker Hasan Bitmez, local media reports.
Bitmez died two days after he collapsed in Parliament, suffering a heart attack at the end of a livestreamed parliamentary speech in which he slammed Israel and said it wouldn’t be able to “escape the wrath of Allah.”
Hasan Bitmez, 53, of the conservative Felicity Party, delivered an address at the General Assembly of the Turkish parliament.
He ended his speech by saying, “We can perhaps hide from our conscience but not from history,” and by addressing the Jewish state: “You will not escape the wrath of Allah.”
Thereafter, he said, “I salute you all.
Immediately, he collapsed to the ground at the podium, with his head hitting the floor.