VIDEO: Burkino Faso FM passes out in Turkey at briefing

AP , Thursday 9 May 2013

Burkino Faso foreign minister passes out, collapsing on a platform during live televised news conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara

Djibril Yipene Bassole and Ahmet Davutoglu
In this photo provided by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the foreign minister of Burkino Faso, Djibril Yipene Bassole, left, and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu shake hands after they signed agreements and shortly before Bassole briefly passed out during a live televised news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo)

The foreign minister of Burkino Faso briefly passed out during a live televised news conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara.

Djibril Yipene Bassole on Thursday leaned toward the lectern in front of him before knocking it over and collapsing on the raised platform.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was among the first to notice that he was passing out and rushed to help him.

Officials lifted Bassole up and sat him down on a chair. He later walked away with Davutoglu's help.

Turkey's state-run TRT television said Bassole was being taken to a hospital for treatment.

Burkino Faso FM passes out in Turkey at briefing

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