Turkish surgeons have returned the eyesight of a six-year-old Syrian boy who was blinded by shrapnel during a bomb attack on his home.
Abdulrazak Dip was wounded in a bombing attack on the city of Idlib in the north-western Syrian governorate of the same name when a piece of shrapnel entered his left eye.
Sadly for the young lad, his right eye began to also lose vision due to the trauma caused.
According to reports, the boy made an appeal on Swiss television for Turkey to help him.
The Turkish Embassy in the Swiss capital Bern then took action and got in touch with the Syrian family with the help of the NGO ‘International Blue Crescent’, according to local media.
The boy was brought to a private ophthalmic hospital in Turkey where he underwent surgery.
According to reports, the treatment helped the young lad regain his sight and his family burst into tears after several years of hardship.
His father Mohammad Dip said the family did not want to leave their home country when the civil war broke out in 2011, but they were forced to take refuge in Turkey when his son lost his eyesight.
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