Prime minister’s wife delivers baby of fallen soldier in southeastern Turkey
GAZİANTEP - Metin Faruk Tamer / Doğan News Agency
DHA photoThe Turkish prime minister’s wife, Sare Davutoğlu, has delivered the baby of a soldier killed in a July 23 attack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists on the Syrian border.
Sare Davutoğlu visited Seher Nane, wife of the fallen soldier, who was eight months pregnant, along with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Chief of Staff Necdet Özel two weeks ago.
Sare Davutoğlu promised to attend the woman’s labor at the hospital.
Seher Nane’s husband, the non-commissioned military officer Mehmet Yalçın Nane, was killed in an ISIL attack at the Dağ Hudut military post located in the Elbeyli district of the Kilis province.
When the labor started late Aug. 11, Sare Davutoğlu flew to Gaziantep immediately to keep her promise. She went to the hospital as soon as her plane landed and helped to deliver the baby. The new mother told reporters that she will name her son Alaattin Yalçın, a mixture her father’s name Alaattin and her husband’s of Yalçın. Sare Davutoğlu visited the two in the morning and gave presents.
Commander of the 5th Armed Brigade Cemalettin Doğan also visited Seher Nane in the hospital. Seher Nane said she wished her husband could be present to witness the birth. “He wanted to see his son very much.
We feel his absence. I hope my son will be a soldier like his father,” she said.
Speaking on Sare Davutoğlu’s visit, Seher Nane said, “She delivered the baby herself. She took good care of us. I am thankful to her.”