Denktaş not responding to treatment, doctor says
NICOSIA - İhlas News Agency
AA PhotoThe health condition of former Turkish Cypriot President Rauf Denktaş worsened Jan. 13, doctors said. He had experienced internal organ failure the day before. Nicosia’s Near East University Hospital Neurology Faculty head Professor Mehmet Özmenoğlu told a press conference Jan. 13 that Dentaş had trouble breathing earlier in the morning. Dentaş was connected to respiratory equipment, and the doctors induced sleep in order to stabilize his condition. Özmenoğlu said Denktaş was still suffering from internal organ failures, including his lung, heart and liver, Jan. 13. However, Özmenoğlu said, they still had hope. Noting that Denktaş was diabetic, Özmenoğlu said diabetes patients usually suffered from multiple organ failures. Denktaş, 87, was the first president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), a position he held from 1983 to 2005.