Authorities in Turkey have confirmed social media stories that an injured Islamic State commander is being treated in a Denizli hospital, saying the militant has each proper to obtain medical care as he’s a Turkish citizen.
The man, recognized as Emrah Cakan, has reportedly been recovering in a hospital in Denizli in southwestern Turkey since February 28.
He was amongst 1,000 Turks, who joined the Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), and shortly rose to the rank of a senior commander.
Cakan’s remedy “was started upon his own application,” the Denizli governor’s workplace stated in an announcement.
“The procedural acts concerning his injury were conducted by our border city during his entry to our country and they still continue. And his treatment continues as a part of his right to benefit from health services just like all our citizens,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Kurds, who’ve been preventing IS for the strategic metropolis of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border since September, don’t appear to be as welcome in Turkey’s medical establishments as Islamic State militants.