Turkish journalist wounded in US embassy bombing lost eye

According to the statement a seven-centimeter long piece of shrapnel went into Tuncay's right eye, causing irreparable damage.

Turkish journalist wounded in US embassy bombing lost eye

World Bulletin / News Desk

Journalist Didem Tuncay, who was critically wounded in a suicide bomb attack at the US Embassy in Ankara on Friday, has lost her right eye but is no longer in intensive care, Professor Nurullah Zengin of Ankara Numune Hospital said in a press conference on Monday.

Zengin said Tuncay went through two operations, one in her abdomen and the other in her eye. According to Zengin's statement a seven-centimeter long piece of shrapnel went into Tuncay's right eye, causing irreparable damage.

Professor Zengin stated that Tuncay's eardrum was also damaged and doctors are undertaking all possible efforts to recover it. He added that Tuncay remembers the bombing and that she will be dismissed from the hospital sometime next week.

Tuncay, who US Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone said was at the embassy to meet with the US envoy, sustained serious injuries to the head when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at an entrance to the embassy. The bomber, identified as Ecevit Şanlı, and a security guard died in the attack.

Last Mod: 04 Şubat 2013, 16:34
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