Freed doctors brought from Syria to Turkey

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Doctors Without Borders workers abducted in Syria set to receive health check at Turkish hospital

Doctors Without Borders workers abducted in Syria set to receive health check at Turkish hospital

SANLIURFA – Two doctors who were abducted in Syria have been brought to Turkey following their release.

Gert Vergonet from Denmark and Fredslund Scholer from Belgium, who had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Syria, were received by Turkish police at the Akcakale bordergate between Turkey and Syria.

The pair are to return to their countries following a health check at Akcakale state hospital.

Vergonet and Scholer were kidnapped in Syria by unknown individuals.

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