(QHA) -

Twelve Crimean Tatars will undergo treatment at hospitals of Ministry of Health in Turkey, Turkish Foreign Ministry informs.

“It was announced to the public on various occasions that our Government would fulfill the responsibilities to fall on its shoulders in the extraordinary period that our brethren Crimean Tatars, whose security and welfare constitute a priority for us, have been going through.

Within the scope of our efforts to that end, it was decided to undertake the treatment of twelve of our Crimean Tatar Turk brethren, in serious condition, at the hospitals of our Ministry of Health in Turkey”- reads the statement of Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.

Five of these patients, some of whom are children, arrived in Turkey accompanied by their families and are undergoing treatment in Istanbul hospitals since 28 July.

“It is planned to bring seven more of our brethren to Turkey for treatment in the upcoming days following the completion of the necessary procedures”- Foreign Ministry said.