Journalist injured in attack on US Embassy in Ankara loses sight in one eye
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
Didem Tuncay. DHA photoDidem Tuncay, a journalist who was injured in the Feb. 1 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, permanently lost functions in her right eye, the head doctor of Ankara Numune Hospital announced today.
According to Dr. Nurullah Zengin, who provided information on Tuncay’s treatment to journalists, a 7 millimeter-wide piece of shrapnel hit the front side of her eye and exited out the other end.
“We have also determined during the consultations that sight functions were permanently damaged. Still, along with the sight loss, our colleagues decided that the shape will be maintained with a surgery on Feb. 1 and upcoming ones,” Zengin said.
Additionally, the tympanies of both of Tuncay’s ears were destroyed, but doctors expect a full auditory recovery.