Duvar English – Anadolu Agency

Turkey on April 26 brought home one of its citizens who was diagnosed with coronavirus from Sweden upon his daughter’s ask for help on social media.

Emrullah Gülüşken was brought to Turkey via an air ambulance that left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time and arrived at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport at 1:30 p.m.

After routine health checks, Gülüşken and his three children were taken to a hospital.

Gülüşken tested positive for COVID-19 but was allegedly denied treatment by authorities. His daughters Leyla and Samira shared posts on social media, asking for help.

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that Turkish authorities would bring the family back. 

“A daughter did something that would be an example to all. Our country took very swift action. Our ambulance aircraft brought the patient from Sweden this morning,” Koca wrote on Twitter. 

“Dear Leyla, we have cured over 25,000 patients, Emrullah Gülüşken will recover as well,” he added.

Daughters of the Turkish expat thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Health Minister Koca for their initiative.