Galatasaray chairman going home after brain surgery
70-year old businessman discharged from hospital after successful brain surgery and week of observation
The chairman of Istanbul powerhouse football club Galatasaray was discharged from the hospital on Friday after undergoing brain surgery a week earlier.
Mustafa Cengiz had been kept under observation at the Istanbul hospital.
Having difficulty speaking, Cengiz said he would issue a statement later.
He had three tumors removed from his brain and underwent chemotherapy.
Abdurrahim Albayrak, Galatasaray’s vice chair, thanked Cengiz's doctor and the hospital staff.
Yusuf Gunay, a member of the club’s board, stressed that Cengiz’s operation was a success.
'Very good condition'
Dr. Ugur Ture, who treated Cengiz, said he was in good condition.
"We had a tough operation last week. There were three tumors in the cerebellum and brain stem. We completely removed them. He’s in a very good condition and is going home to rest. There will be chemotherapy," he said.
''I'm sure he'll get through it well."
The 70-year-old businessman became Galatasaray's 37th chairman in 2018.
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