Over 50 soldiers hospitalized after complaining of nausea at Ankara base
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The soldiers were on duty at the General Sefik Erensu Military Post and fell ill following an evening meal on the night of March 30.
They were discharged after being treated and the cause of the complaints is being investigated.
The incident comes nearly a year after 1,000 soldiers fell ill and nearly 200 were hospitalized in May 2017 at the First Infantry Training Brigade Command in the Aegean province of Manisa.
A month later at the same base, 730 personnel needed medical attention after eating food, according to Akif Celalettin Şimşek, Manisa’s chief public prosecutor.
More than 20 employees from a catering company were arrested over suspected mass food poisoning at the military base.