Turkey detains 21 workers over mass army food poisoning

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A Turkish soldier standing guard next to a courthouse in Istanbul. (Photo: AFP/Ozan Kose)

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Sunday (Jun 18) detained 21 employees of a catering firm after more than 700 soldiers required medical attention in an outbreak of food poisoning in the west of the country.

The soldiers at the barracks in the western Manisa province ate a meal of soup, rice, chicken and yoghurt but hundreds were then rushed to hospital with stomach pains and dizziness.

A total of 731 soldiers required medical attention while 21 workers with the catering contractor who supplied the food were detained, Manisa chief prosecutor Akif Celalettin Simsek said in a statement, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Local opposition MP Tur Yildiz Bicer posted pictures on Twitter of soldiers slumped on benches in the hospital and others on a drip.

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