BANJUL, Gambia

Four Gambians severely wounded during the reign of a longtime strongman are heading to Turkey to get free medical treatment and accommodation courtesy of the Turkish state. 

The quartet got their plane tickets to Turkey at a ceremony on Friday hosted by country’s Truth Commission, formed to deal with the legacy of former President Yahya Jammeh, who stepped down in January 2017.

Turkey gives 25 free treatments to Gambians each year, said Ismail Sefa Yuceer, the Turkish ambassador to the West African country. Yuceer first met with the quartet in 2017.

“The victims have suffered a lot. They

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