Former CHP leader transferred to Germany for treatment

Former CHP leader transferred to Germany for treatment

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Former CHP leader transferred to Germany for treatment

The former chairman of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal was taken to Germany on Dec. 5 in order to receive physiotherapy treatment.

Baykal, a CHP lawmaker from the Mediterranean province of Antalya, was taken to the hospital on Oct. 16 over a blood clot in a major artery and received treatment at Ibni Sina Hospital in the capital Ankara for 51 days.

He was sent early on Dec. 5 to Murnau Trauma Center near Munich to receive physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment, Ankara University Rector Prof. Erkan İbiş told reporters in the Turkish capital.

“Mr. Baykal is in good condition right now and was discharged from our hospital,” İbiş said.

He said that at the time of discharge Baykal was conscious, his cognitive functions were in place and his speech was not slurred.

“His condition was good except for the loss of strength on his left side,” he said, adding that Baykal can now stand using support.

“I believe he will return to the country walking,” he said.

According to the rector, before leaving Turkey, Baykal had said he would miss the country and would want to return as soon as possible.

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