A recently published investigative report based on the account of a Turkish medical staff has claimed that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's daughter is running a 'covert' hospital exclusively to treat wounded Islamic State (Isis) terrorists.
The nurse, who did not reveal her name fearing repercussions, told the Montreal-based Global Research that Sumeyye Erdogan was heading a secret military hospital, located in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa.
The 34-year old, who now lives in Istanbul, said that injured Isis fighters are brought to the hospital by the Turkish army.
"Almost every day several khaki Turkish military trucks were bringing scores of severely injured, shaggy [Isis] rebels to our secret hospital and we had to prepare the operating rooms and help doctors in the following procedures," she said and added Sumeyye Erdogan would often visit the medical facility.
The former nurse, who lives with her two young children in a rather dilapidated apartment, said that she used to get a salary of $7,500, but that was before the authorities found out that she belonged to a Shia sect.
She said she was forced to leave because of the unfair treatment meted out to her by hospital officials.
"I was given a generous salary of $7,500, but they were unaware of my religion. The fact is that I adhere to the Alawi faith and since Erdogan took the helm of the country the system shows utter contempt for the Alawi minority," the nurse added.
The Global Research further observed that this is not the first time that the London-educated daughter of the Turkish president Erdogan has been linked to Isis, the terror group.
Sumeyye, according to Global Research, has faced severe criticism on more than one occasion for announcing that she wanted to travel to Mosul to aide the local residents living under Isis rule.
These claims, however, could not be independently verified. However, for long there has been several allegations and conspiracy theories that have claimed that Turkey has been aiding Isis terrorists, a charge Turkey has denied.