ANF - Istanbul
Dilan and Meral getting better.
High school student Dilan Alp and teacher Meral Dönmez who were hospitalized during the May Day celebrations in Istanbul yesterday are reported to be recovering.
Alp and Dönmez suffered severe injuries after they were both hit on the head with a gas canister fired by police during the brutal intervention on workers marching to Taksim Square yesterday.
Following a visit to seventeen year-old Dilan Alp at Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Istanbul deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder said that Dilan has can breath now without a need for respiratory equipment.
According to Bianet, teacher Meral Dönmez has also started to perform vital functions without medical equipments. According to medical staff, Dönmez may face hard of hearing and balance problem in the daily life within the first year.