Probe launched into two Diyarbakır hospitals for allegedly treating PKK militants
DİYARBAKIRAn investigation has been launched into two hospitals in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır for allegedly treating members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) using fake names.
The probe has been opened by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s office into the Gazi Yaşargil Hospital and the Selahaddin Eyyubi Hospital, while three inspectors have also been assigned by the Health Ministry.
The investigation came after the pro-government daily Star newspaper claimed that wounded members of the PKK and the Syria-based People’s Protection Units (YPG) were treated by the hospitals on Oct. 7, 8 and 9, 2014.
Star also alleged that records of the treatment were deleted, with inspectors tracking the treatment reports finding that hospital workers had taken copies of the reports before deleting them.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.