Turkey has confirmed that an ISIL terrorist leader has been hospitalized in a facility in west of the country, further proving links between Ankara and the Takfiris who are wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
A statement from the Denizli Governor’s Office confirmed Friday recent media speculations that a commander of the Takfiri terrorist ISIL group is receiving medical treatment in the western Turkish province.
According to the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman, the statement said that the terrorist, identified as Emrah Ç, has been admitted to the Pamukkale University Hospital after being injured in a bombing in Syria.
“Judicial procedures regarding his injury were carried out when he crossed into Turkey from Syria. His treatment is still underway in Denizli in accordance with the right to receive medical attention, just like a normal citizen,” said the statement.
The suspected terrorist initially went to a hospital in the border province of Antakya before coming to Denizli where he has relatives there.
Turkey has been one of the major supporters of militants operating in Syria since the crisis began in the Arab country in 2011. Ankara did not stop its backing for the terrorists even after the militancy spread to neighboring Iraq in 2014 where thousands of people have been brutally killed by the ISIL militants.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç (pictured above) recently revealed that thousands o f Turkish nationals have joined the terrorist groups operating in Syria.
Last month, Turkey and the US signed a deal to train and arm who they called moderate militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports.