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Tatlıses arrives in Germany for treatment

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet | 4/7/2011 12:00:00 AM |

Turkish pop-folk singer İbrahim Tatlıses, who was seriously wounded after being shot in head on March 14, traveled to Germany on Wednesday for intensive treatment.

Turkish pop-folk singer İbrahim Tatlıses, who was seriously wounded after being shot in head on March 14, traveled to Germany on Wednesday for intensive treatment, reported the daily Hürriyet on Thursday.

Tatlıses left Acıbadem Hospital with a police escort and traveled to Atatürk airport where he boarded the Ministry of Health’s Hawker 900XP air ambulance at 5:45 p.m. bound for German, where he will receive six months of physical rehabilitation in a condensed period of one month.

While being carefully transported from the ambulance to the airplane, relatives and police officers surrounded the gurney to block journalists from capturing images. The images that were taken show Tatlıses with part of his hair shaved and other parts appearing gray.

As he was being loaded onto the plane, Tatlıses’s son Ido showed his respect by kissing his father's hand. His other son Ahmet accompanied Tatlıses to Munich.

Tatlıses, who can stand with assistance but is currently unable to walk, was checked into the Murnau Trauma Clinic in Germany under a different name. The hospital increased security as well.

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