Tunis — Fourteen Tunisian Revolution wounded persons left Tunis-Carthage Airport on Tuesday for Istanbul, Turkey to receive treatment at the Turkish Government's expense.
Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice and Official Spokesman for the Government, Samir Dilou said Turkey undertook to bear the costs of treatment for 15 wounded of the Revolution after examination of their medical records.
He added that Tunisia has sent only 14 wounded persons to Turkey. The 15th is a serviceman and the Ministry of Defence will bear the cost of his treatment, said Mr. Dilou.
He also said that the Interim Government and different components of the civil society continue examining the files of others wounded of the Revolution.
Ambassador of Turkey to Tunisia Akun Algan said his country's Government will bear all the costs of treatment for the wounded whatever the length of their hospitalisation, stressing the long-standing ties between the two countries.
It should be noted that child Maram Nasri, who is one of the Revolution wounded, had left, Monday, for Italy to receive treatment, according to a press statement of the Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice.