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Denktash flies home
2002-12-06 14:41:00

by Apostolis Zoupaniotis United Nations, Dec 6 (CNA) - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash departs from New York at midnight (Cyprus time) for Cyprus via Constantinople.

Denktash, who underwent open-heart surgery on October 7 at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, visited the hospital today for a checkup.

To a reporter's wish that ''next time we see you may Cyprus be united'', Denktash replied ''Inshallah'' (if Allah wills it).|

Denktash was discharged from hospital on October 25, having undergone two operations, open-heart surgery and another follow-up operation but was readmitted on November 17 because of high fever and discharged on November 28. So far, he has not been fit enough to make the transatlantic trip home.

CNA/AZ/RG/2002
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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