Letter to Turkish President on Health Bill
PHR and leading medical organizations sent a letter to the Turkish President to express concern about a health bill that was passed by the Turkish parliament on January 2, 2014. Article 46 of the bill will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for simply assisting Turkish citizens in need of emergency medical care. In the letter, we call upon the president to refuse to sign the health bill into law, as not to compromise the health of Turkish citizens in need of emergency care, undermine essential trust in medical personnel, and violate international and Turkish law. The full letter can be found here.