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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.


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